With increasing experience and skill with renal transplantation and dialysis, many disorders that were previously thought to contraindicate these procedures are no longer regarded as contraindications.
We have previously reported that transplantation can successfully be performed in patients who have had malignant diseases if they seem to be cured after approximately 12 months.
Although incurable malignancies have usually been regarded as absolute contraindications, successful dialysis and transplantation have been achieved in a patient with chronic lymphatic leukemia.
(Arch Intern Med 138:1139-1140, 1978)
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