T cell extranodal lymphoma case involving on pleura and pericardium in a renal transplant patient

Canoz O., Soyuer I., TAŞKAPAN H., Utas C.

CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY, vol.55, no.5, pp.416-418, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.416-418
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Application of immunosuppressive treatment for a long period after organ transplantations suppresses immune system in organ receivers and increases the risk of development of neoplastic diseases an with infections. Among the complication developing after transplantation, post-transplant lymphoproliferative diseases are not rare. Although the disease is generally of B cell origin, cases of rare post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease of T cell origin have been reported. Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease often occurs after Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. In our case an extranodal T cell lymphoma originating from the pleura and pericardium in a renal transplant patient has been diagnosed with cytology.