Initial report of bladder carcinoma following combined bladder-drained pancreas and kidney transplantation

Ralph A. Highshaw, Hari S G R Tunuguntla, Richard V Perez, Regina F Gandour-Edwards, Christopher P Evans

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Although long-term survival of a functional allograft requiring long-term immunosuppressive therapy is responsible for higher incidence of non-urothelial cancers in renal allograft recipients than in normal population, the incidence of bladder cancer is uncommon and carcinoma of the bladder in the setting of combined kidney-pancreas transplantation has not been reported to date. We herein report a case of poorly differentiated invasive adeno-squamous cell carcinoma of the bladder following renal and bladder-drained pancreatic transplantation in a 44-yr-old lady with long-standing insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, which necessitated radical extirpation. Management implications are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-386
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Transplantation
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2002



  • Adeno-squamous carcinoma
  • Carcinogenesis
  • Cytology
  • Hematuria
  • Kidney
  • Pancreas transplantation
  • Transitional cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation
  • Immunology

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