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Keywords:

  • de novo cancer;
  • liver transplant;
  • cholangiocarcinoma

Channabasappa N, Johnson-Welch S, Mittal N. De novo cholangiocarcinoma after liver transplantation in a pediatric patient Pediatr Transplantation 2010: 14:E110–E114. © 2009 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

Abstract:  To date, no child has been reported to develop de novo CCA after liver transplantation although patients with transplants have a significantly higher risk of malignancy than the general population. CCA is extremely rare in the pediatric age group, seen mostly in patients with a history of choledochal cysts, Caroli’s disease, or PSC. We report the first case of pediatric de novo CCA in the liver allograft 12 yr after liver transplantation.