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Transplant Proc. 2003 Aug;35(5):1898-9.

Kaposi's visceral sarcoma in liver transplant recipients.

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  • 1Servicio de Cirugía Digestivo "C," Unidad de Trasplante de Organos Abdominales, Hospital Doce de Octubre, Madrid, Spain.


We report three cases of Kaposi's sarcoma after orthotopic liver transplantation performed for cirrhosis related to hepatitis C virus (one case), ethanol (one case), or both (one case). All patients displayed disease within the first year after liver transplantation, and only in one case was the diagnosis obtained before the patient died. All three patients were on tacrolimus-steroid therapy, and in one case mycophenolate mofetil was added to treat acute persistent rejection.

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