The development of malignant rhabdoid tumor in a patient with Behçet’s disease treated with ciclosporin

  • M. Muramatsu
  • Satoshi Kotake
  • Koji Yoshikawa
  • Yoichi Sasamoto
  • Hidehiko Matsuda
  • Shinya Yamawaki
SHORT COMMUNICATION

DOI: 10.1007/s004170050162

Cite this article as:
Muramatsu, M., Kotake, S., Yoshikawa, K. et al. Graefe's Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol (1998) 236: 798. doi:10.1007/s004170050162

Abstract 

· Purpose: To describe a risk of malignant neoplasm in patients with Behçet’s disease treated with ciclosporin. · Methods: Case report. · Results: A patient with Behçet’s disease who was treated with ciclosporin developed a mass in his right femur. Histological examination revealed this mass was a malignant rhabdoid tumor. · Conclusion: This is the first known case of malignant tumor developing in a patient with Behçet’s disease treated with ciclosporin. This case underscores the importance of assessing possible risks in the treatment of Behçet’s disease with ciclosporin.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Muramatsu
    • 1
  • Satoshi Kotake
    • 1
  • Koji Yoshikawa
    • 1
  • Yoichi Sasamoto
    • 1
  • Hidehiko Matsuda
    • 1
  • Shinya Yamawaki
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Kita-15, Nishi-7, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060, Japan, Tel. +81-11-716-1161 ext. 5944; Fax +81-11-736-0952JP
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedics, Sapporo National Hospital, Sapporo, JapanJP

Personalised recommendations