Endoscopic radiofrequency ablation combined with fully covered self-expandable metal stent for inoperable periampullary carcinoma in a liver transplant patient: A case report

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Postliver transplant periampullary carcinoma is an extremely uncommon disease.

Patient concerns:

Cutaneous jaundice in a patient who had received a liver transplant 4 years earlier.


Periampullary carcinoma.


Radiofrequency ablation plus fully covered self-expanding metal stents (FCSEMS).


The treatment of malignant neoplasm of the ampulla of Vater is the patient by radiofrequency ablation plus FCSEMS placement was successful. No complications occurred.


This is the first reported case of a liver transplant patient with inoperable periampullary carcinoma successfully treated by radiofrequency ablation plus FCSEMS placement. Our experience will be useful to other surgeons in managing similar patients in the future.

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