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A challenging Case of rapid progressive Kaposi Sarcoma after Renal Transplantation

Diagnostics by FDG PET/CT

De-novo malignancy is a serious posttransplant complication. While the incidence of Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is low, the time for its diagnosis is early after renal transplantation. Typically, it can be identified because of the classical skin lesion. We herein report an unusual case of rapid progressive KS without skin lesions in a 52-year-old patient leading to death within 8 months after kidney transplantation. This striking case illustrates the usefulness of [18F]2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography for demonstrating the cause of unexplained deterioration of patient’s condition. Early identification of KS is critical because early (modification of) therapy can substantially improve patient’s prognosis.

Titel: A challenging Case of rapid progressive Kaposi Sarcoma after Renal Transplantation
Untertitel: Diagnostics by FDG PET/CT
Verfasser: Reuter, Stefan Johannes GND
Vrachimis, Alexis GND
Huss, Sebastian GND
Wardelmann, Eva GND
Weckesser, Mathias
Pavenstädt, Hermann
Organisation: FB 05: Medizinische Fakultät
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Medientyp: Text
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2014
Publikation in MIAMI: 27.11.2014
Datum der letzten Änderung: 27.07.2015
Quelle: Medicine 93 (2014) 11, 1-4, p e67
Fachgebiete: Medizin und Gesundheit
Rechtlicher Vermerk: CC-by-SA 4.0
Sprache: Englisch
Anmerkungen: Finanziert durch den Open-Access-Publikationsfonds 2014/2015 der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) und der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU Münster).
Format: PDF-Dokument
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-31339467114
Permalink: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-31339467114
DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000000067
ISSN: 0025-7974
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