Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease in an adult following bone marrow transplantation. Case report and review of the literature

Chest. 1996 May;109(5):1388-91. doi: 10.1378/chest.109.5.1388.


Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) was diagnosed in an adult following chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation (BMT) for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. A medical literature review showed only three previous reports of PVOD following BMT occurring in children but no prior cases in adults.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / therapy
  • Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease / diagnosis
  • Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease / etiology*