BRIEF REPORT
RENAL CELL CARCINOMA DETECTED IN A CADAVERIC DONOR BEFORE RENAL TRANSPLANTATION
 
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Ataturk University, Medical School, Department of Nephrology, Erzurum,Turkey
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Ataturk University, Medical School, Department of General Surgery, Erzurum,Turkey
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Ataturk University, Medical School, Department of Pathology, Erzurum,Turkey
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Ataturk University, Medical School, Department of Urology, Erzurum,Turkey
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
Mustafa Keleş   

Atatürk University, Medical Faculty, Department of Internal Medicine 25240 Erzurum, Turkey Phone: 904422317262, Fax: 904422361301
Online publish date: 2008-10-15
Publish date: 2008-10-15
 
Eur J Gen Med 2008;5(4):254–255
ABSTRACT
In spite of the fact that cadaveric donor transplantion carries a rare risk of transferring malignancy to the recipient, it is a serious complication that should be taken into consideration (1-3). In immunocompetent individuals, the possibility of tumor transmission is quite low. However, immunosupression which is required in transplantation increases the risk of tumor transfer between donor and recipient significantly (4,5). It is of vital importance to perform the necessary investigations for malignancy in living or cadaveric donors prior to organ transplantation.
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