Tonsillar carcinoma in a renal graft recipient treated with cyclosporine A

Clin Nephrol. 1993 May;39(5):272-4.


We report a right-sided tonsillar carcinoma in a 33-year-old renal graft recipient on cyclosporine A plus low dose prednisolone treatment. The patient had been a life-long non-smoker and alcohol abstainer. The undifferentiated rapidly growing tumour became manifest in the fifth year after transplantation. The clue to the early recognition of this aggressive tumour (T2N0M0G3) resulting in a hitherto favourable outcome after excision and irradiation above all lied in the alertness of the patient himself.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / chemically induced*
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / epidemiology
  • Cyclosporine / adverse effects*
  • Cyclosporine / therapeutic use
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Humans
  • Kidney Transplantation*
  • Male
  • Prednisolone / therapeutic use
  • Risk Factors
  • Time Factors
  • Tonsillar Neoplasms / chemically induced*
  • Tonsillar Neoplasms / epidemiology


  • Cyclosporine
  • Prednisolone