TITLE

SCREENING OF GASTRIC CANCER IN LIVER TRANSPLANTATION PATIENTS: A CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE

AUTHOR(S)
Dirican, Abuzer; Unal, Bulent; Bassulu, Nuray; Ozgor, Dincer; Kayaalp, Cuneyt; Yilmaz, Sezai
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences;Jul2010, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p733
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Liver and other solid organ transplant recipients are at an increased risk of developing several malignancies because of the immuno-suppressive treatment. Generally, patients who had a liver transplant have upper gastrointestinal tract complaints, which makes identification of gastric carcinoma symptoms in those patients difficult. A 58 years old liver transplant male patient presented to the hospital for his routine checkup and dyspeptic complaints. He had received a liver from a cadaver 18 months ago and his postoperative period had been uneventful. An esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) revealed gastric cancer. A subtotal gastric resection with a D2 lymph node dissection was carried out. There was no recurrence during three years follow up. In order to make a timely identification of the occurrence of common malignancies such as gastric cancer, liver transplant recipients must be followed closely.
ACCESSION #
54425103

 

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