What is the prevalence of melanoma following renal transplantation?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Julia R Nunley, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Melanoma

Melanoma occurs 2-9 times more frequently in the transplant population than in the general population, according to population registry data and published studies. [52] Interestingly, the risk of melanoma in renal transplant recipient may include transmission by the donor. Studies are conflicting regarding the prognosis of melanoma in the transplant patient, including the risk of recurrence of melanoma following transplantation. [53, 54]


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