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

Clin Nephrol. 2001 May;55(5):416-8.


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 along with infections. Among the complications 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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Heart Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Heart Neoplasms / immunology
  • Heart Neoplasms / pathology
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppression Therapy / adverse effects*
  • Kidney Transplantation / immunology*
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell / etiology*
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell / immunology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pericardium / pathology
  • Pleural Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Pleural Neoplasms / immunology
  • Pleural Neoplasms / pathology