Surgery Today

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 374-377

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Successful Surgical Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma in a Transplanted Kidney from a Cadaveric Donor: Report of a Case

  • Yoshio GunjiAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery (II), Chiba University School of Medicine, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-8670, Japan
  • , Kaoru SakamotoAffiliated withDivision of Transplant Surgery,
  • , Kenichi YamadaAffiliated withDepartment of Clinical Research, and
  • , Kinichi HamaguchiAffiliated withDepartment of Pathology, Sakura National Hospital, 2-36-2 Ebaradai, Sakura, Chiba 285-0825, Japan
  • , Hidehiko KashiwabaraAffiliated withDivision of Transplant Surgery,
  • , Seiji HoriAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery (II), Chiba University School of Medicine, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-8670, Japan
  • , Hideaki ShimadaAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery (II), Chiba University School of Medicine, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-8670, Japan
  • , Takao SuzukiAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery (II), Chiba University School of Medicine, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-8670, Japan
  • , Takenori OchiaiAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery (II), Chiba University School of Medicine, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-8670, Japan

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Abstract

Posttransplant renal cell carcinoma (RCC) usually arises in the native kidneys of renal transplant recipients rather than in the transplanted kidney. This report describes a case of RCC that developed in the transplanted cadaveric kidney in a 37-year-old male recipient 9 months after transplantation. An en bloc radical transplant nephrectomy was performed, and he has subsequently remained stable on hemodialysis for 3 years without any sign of recurrence.

Key words Renal transplantation Cadaveric donor Renal cell carcinoma