Case Report
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World J Hepatol. Apr 8, 2015; 7(4): 717-720
Published online Apr 8, 2015. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v7.i4.717
Skin cancer in immunosuppressed transplant patients: Vigilance matters
Ozan Unlu, Emir Charles Roach, Alexis Okoh, May Olayan, Bulent Yilmaz, Didem Uzunaslan, Abdullah Shatnawei
Ozan Unlu, Didem Uzunaslan, Department of Pathobiology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States
Emir Charles Roach, Abdullah Shatnawei, Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States
Alexis Okoh, Department of Endocrine Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States
May Olayan, Department of Internal Medicine, Fairview Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States
Bulent Yilmaz, Department of Gastroenterology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, 06230 Ankara, Turkey
Author contributions: All authors contributed significantly to the work, had read and revised the manuscript.
Ethics approval: Cleveland Clinic Publication Guidance for IRB review and HIPAA Compliance allow researchers and physician publish case reports involving three or less patients without and IRB review as long as all the patients involved in the study provide written informed consent forms.
Informed consent: The patient in this study provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
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Correspondence to: Emir Charles Roach, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States.
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Received: November 10, 2014
Peer-review started: November 11, 2014
First decision: December 12, 2014
Revised: December 27, 2014
Accepted: January 15, 2015
Article in press: January 19, 2015
Published online: April 8, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: We presented a case who underwent liver transplantation due to alcoholic liver disease and developed a skin cancer after 18 years of follow-up, which is exceptionally rare as malignancies tend to affect survival earlier in the course with a 53% risk of death at 5 years after diagnosis.