Primary pancreatic non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in a renal transplant recipient

Clin Nephrol. 1997 Aug;48(2):129-31.


Primary pancreatic non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is rare and accounts for less than 1% of all lymphomas. The development of NHL following transplant is well recognized. However, there are no previous reports on localized lymphomatous pancreatic involvement in a transplant patient. We report on the first case of primary pancreatic NHL developing in a renal transplant recipient. The patient was treated without reducing immunosuppression and received combination chemotherapy and radiation. The patient is in complete remission at 10-month follow-up.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Graft Rejection / complications
  • Graft Rejection / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / adverse effects
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Kidney Transplantation* / immunology
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / etiology
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / pathology*
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / therapy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / etiology
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / therapy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Immunosuppressive Agents