PATHOLOGY & ONCOLOGY RESEARCHVol. 5 No. 1, 1999

 Report

Primary Hepatic Carcinoid in a Renal Transplant Patient

Balázs NEMES1, Hemangshu PODDER1, Jenő JÁRAY1, Gabriella DABASI1, Laura LÁZÁR2, Zsuzsa SCHAFF2, Péter SÓTONYI jr.1, Ferenc PERNER1

1Department of Transplantation and Surgery, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary
21st Institute of Pathology and Experimental Cancer Research, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary

 

There seems to be a world-wide increase in the incidence of tumors among immunosuppressed patients. Of 1350 renal allografts transplanted in the past 23 years at the Department of Transplantation and Surgery, 56 cases had malignant tumors. The case of a 58-year-old female patient is reported, with disseminated primary carcinoid in the liver detected 86 days after renal transplantation. According to the literature only 39 patients with primary liver carcinoids have been reported until 1997, but this is the first where the carcinoid developed in an immunosuppressed patient. The rapid progression of the carcinoid could be associated with the immunosuppression. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 5, Nr 1, 67-69, 1999

Key words: renal transplant, hepatic carcinoid


Received: Jan 25, 1999; accepted: Feb 22, 1999
Correspondence: Balázs NEMES, Department of Transplantation and Surgery, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Baross u. 23. Budapest H-1082, Hungary; Tel: +36-1-2676000, Fax: +36-1-3170964; E-mail: nemes@mailtrans.sote.hu

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