A kidney transplant recipient with recurrent trichilemmal carcinoma and multiple other primary malignancies

Saul J Grossberg, Nina E Diana


Kidney transplant recipients are at increased risk of developing malignancy, with prolonged immunosuppressive therapy being a strong risk factor. Non-melanoma skin cancers are most commonly reported and multiple primary malignancies are also described. This is the first report of a recurrent trichilemmal carcinoma, a rare cutaneous tumour, in a kidney transplant recipient. This case, and the associated literature, indicate that regular screening, thorough examination, and tailored immunosuppressive regimens are critical in managing these patients.


recurrent trichilemmal carcinoma; kidney transplant recipient; multiple primary malignancies

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21804/23-1-3762


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