August 1979

Renal Transplantation for End-stage Myeloma KidneyReport of a Patient With Long-term Survival

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery (Drs Spence, Barker, and Perloff), Pathology (Dr Hill), and Medicine (Drs Goldwein and Grossman), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Arch Surg. 1979;114(8):950-952. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370320082016

• A patient had prolonged survival after renal transplantation was performed for myeloma kidney. Continued function of the allograft without evidence of recurrent myelomatous involvement suggests that transplantation be considered for patients with multiple myeloma in whom renal failure constitutes the major problem.

(Arch Surg 114:950-952, 1979)