Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders following liver transplantation: Where are we now?

Abstract:

:Liver transplantation has emerged as a life-saving treatment for several patients with acute liver failure, end stage liver disease and primary hepatic malignancies. However, long term immunosuppressive therapy aiming to reduce the risk of transplant rejection increases the incidence of several complications including malignancies. This is illustrated by the observation of a high ratio between observed and expected cases of lymphoproliferative disorders following liver transplantation. Despite a huge heterogeneity in morphological appearance of these disorders ranging from reactive-like lesions to real lymphomas, they are collectively termed posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders. In this review we will provide an overview of this rare but challenging disorder as a complication of liver transplantation.

journal_name

World J Gastroenterol

authors

Dierickx D,Cardinaels N

doi

10.3748/wjg.v21.i39.11034

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2015-10-21 00:00:00

pages

11034-43

issue

39

eissn

1007-9327

issn

2219-2840

journal_volume

21

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