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Renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) account for 3% of all solid neoplasms, with an increased incidence after renal transplantation. In transplant recipients, RCCs predominantly occur in the patient's native kidneys. Herein is reported a case of a localized RCC of recipient origin that developed in the donor allograft and was detected 8 years after renal transplantation. Treatment with high-intensity focussed ultrasound followed by partial nephrectomy was successful, averting the need for dialysis therapy.

Original publication




Journal article


Transplant Proc

Publication Date





3883 - 3886


Accidental Falls, Biopsy, Carcinoma, Renal Cell, Cytogenetic Analysis, High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Ablation, Humans, Incidental Findings, Kidney Neoplasms, Kidney Transplantation, Male, Middle Aged, Nephrectomy, Time Factors, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Transplantation, Homologous, Treatment Outcome