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Subungual Squamous Cell Carcinoma After Organ Transplantation

Wenjay Sung Podiatric Residency Program PMS-36, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy, Pittsburgh, PA.

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Hakeem Sam Department of Dermatology, Director of Mohs Micrographic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA.

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Frederic W. B. Deleyiannis Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery and Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA.

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It is accepted that immunosuppressant therapy after organ transplantation is associated with an increase risk of neoplasm. Subungual squamous cell carcinoma of the toe is a rare condition and has not previously been reported, to our knowledge, in patients undergoing immunosuppressant therapy. The objective of this case study is to report the clinical and histopathologic findings and the multidisciplinary treatment approach for a case of subungual squamous cell carcinoma of the toe in an organ transplant recipient undergoing immunosuppressant drug therapy. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 100(4): 304–308, 2010)

Corresponding author: Wenjay Sung, DPM, Graduate Medical Education/Podiatry Residency Program, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy, 1400 Locust St, Building B, Room 9520, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. (E-mail: sungw@upmc.edu)