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July 1978

Long-term Dialysis and Renal Transplantation in Lymphatic Leukemia

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine (Drs Davin and Kjellstrand), and the Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery (Drs Najarian and Simmons), University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, and the Department of Medicine, Methodist Hospital, St Louis Park, Minn (Dr Duncan).

Arch Intern Med. 1978;138(7):1139-1140. doi:10.1001/archinte.1978.03630320075026

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)