Kaposi sarcoma of the ureter after liver transplant: Case report and literature review

Yu Chen, Liang Zhao, Shao Peng Qiu, Xiaoshun He

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Abstract

Kaposi sarcoma after an organ transplant is rare and infrequently involves internal organs. There are 2 reported cases in the English literature of Kaposi sarcoma originating from the transplant ureter after kidney transplant. We report a case of Kaposi sarcoma that occurred in the native ureter of the liver transplant recipient. Initially, the patient refused any further investigation and management and 2 years subsequent, had to undergo a left radical nephroureterectomy owing to the loss of renal function and distending pain. He recovered very well and no recurrence was detected at 47 months' follow-up. To our knowledge, it is the first report in English. We review the literature on this topic and explore the therapeutic principles and histologic features of this sarcoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-72
Number of pages3
JournalExperimental and Clinical Transplantation
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012

Keywords

  • Kaposi sarcoma
  • Liver transplant
  • Radical nephroureterectomy
  • Sirolimus
  • Ureter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation

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