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Breast J. 2003 Mar-Apr;9(2):126-8.

Treatment of metastatic breast cancer with liver transplantation.

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Academic Unit of Surgery, St. James's University Teaching Hospital, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. j.m.wilson@leeds.ac.uk

Abstract

Resection of liver metastases is accepted as an appropriate treatment for colorectal metastases in suitable patients. Liver transplant is not often used for malignant disease as there is a high incidence of undetectable micrometastases elsewhere and recurrence is likely. The effects of immunosuppression may also enhance the growth of malignant cells at other sites. We report a case where a young patient with undiagnosed breast cancer with axillary and liver metastases underwent liver transplantation and is effectively leading a normal life 33 months after transplant.

PMID:
12603387
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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