J Korean Soc Transplant.  2006 Dec;20(2):187-192.

Malignancy after Kidney Transplantation

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicne, Korea.
  • 2Department of Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicne, Korea. jwhamd@snu.ac.kr
  • 3Department of Internal Medicine, Eulji Medical College, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Purpose: Development of malignancy is one of the key issues in the renal transplant recipients after long term follow up. Methods: We reviewed our renal transplant registry for the incidence of de novo malignancy after renal transplantation. Results: Among the 1006 renal transplant recipients from July 1969 until January 2006, 47 cases of de novo malignancy developed in 43 patients: stomach cancer (7 cases), Kaposi's sarcoma (6), post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD, 7), primary liver cancer (4), thyroid cancer (3), skin cancer (4), colon cancer (3),), renal cell carcinoma (2), bladder cancer (2), anal cancer (2), sarcoma (3) and one malignancy case from conjunctiva, pancreas, uterine cervix, and tongue, respectively. Mean age at the time of diagnosis of cancer was 45.8+/-12.0 years (mean+/-standard deviation). The cancer diagnosis was made at 97.1+/-73.6 months after the renal transplantation. We have high prevalence of cancers with suspected viral etiology - i.e., Kaposi's sarcoma, PTLD, primary liver cancer and uterine cervix cancer.
Conclusion
Careful surveillance of malignancy in renal allograft recipients is highly recommended.

Keyword

Kidney; Transplantation; Malignancy

MeSH Terms

Allografts
Anus Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Cervix Uteri
Colonic Neoplasms
Conjunctiva
Diagnosis
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Incidence
Kidney Transplantation*
Kidney*
Liver Neoplasms
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Pancreas
Prevalence
Sarcoma
Sarcoma, Kaposi
Skin Neoplasms
Stomach Neoplasms
Thyroid Neoplasms
Tongue
Transplantation
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
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