BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-223087
  • Rare disease

Urothelial carcinoma of an allograft ureter 10 years after deceased donor kidney transplantation

  1. Ponnusamy Mohan
  1. Department of Urology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kevin P Gaughan, kevingaughan{at}
  • Accepted 27 April 2018
  • Published 12 May 2018


The incidence of urothelial carcinoma (UC; formerly transitional cell carcinoma) is higher among renal transplant recipients compared with the general population. Upper urinary tract UC (UUT-UC) of allograft urothelium is a rare event with approximately 40 cases reported in the literature. Herein, we describe the clinical presentation and management of UUT-UC in a transplant ureter 10 years after deceased donor kidney transplantation.


  • Contributors KPG was the primary author of this paper. UH and ND revised and corrected the paper from its initial drafts. PM was the lead consultant and provided final revision and approval for this paper. All authors of this report were directly involved in the care and treatment of the patient described in this case.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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