Carcinoma pós-transplante hepático
Coelho, Júlio Cezar Uili, Igreja, Mauro Rafael da, Parolin, Mônica Beatriz
Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
DATA DE PUBLICAÇÃO
The number of organ transplantation has increasing worldwide. Several authors have reported an increase in cancer incidence in these patients. There is a marked increase of a variety of tumors. However, common cancers seen in the general population showed no increase. The authors describe a case of a 42-year-old male with alcoholic cirrhosis who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation. The patient developed an uncommon solid tumor two years post transplantation, an epidermoid carcinoma of the pharynx. Radical radiotherapy of the palate was performed and no change was made in immunosuppression therapy. Ten months later the patient is doing well with no evidence of local recurrence or metastatic disease.