Malignancy After Heart Transplantation

Po Lin Chen, Hsiao Huang Chang, I. Ming Chen, Shiau Ting Lai, Chun Che Shih, Zen Chung Weng, Yuan Chen Hsieh, An Hang Yang

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Background: The purpose of this study was to assess the incidence and type of malignancies after heart transplantation at a medical institute in Taiwan. Methods: From January 1987 to December 2008, a total of 66 patients who survived more than 30 days after transplantation were enrolled in this study. Results: Of the 66 heart transplant recipients, 8 (12.1%) post-transplant malignancies were diagnosed: 5 post- transplant lymphoproliferative diseases (PTLD), 1 prostate cancer, 1 lung cancer, and 1 squamous cell carcinoma of the cheek. The clinical presentations were diverse, and the diagnoses were confirmed by biopsy. Only 1 patient died of PTLD and subsequent multiple organ failure. Conclusion: Cancer is a limiting factor for long-term survival after heart transplantation. The most common type in this study was PTLD. Early detection and aggressive treatment results in good response and preserves the allograft.
頁(從 - 到)588-593
期刊Journal of the Chinese Medical Association
出版狀態已發佈 - 十一月 1 2009

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