Plasmacytoma-like posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder in a pediatric heart transplant recipient

Sara Rhodes Proctor Short, Steven L. Cook, Andrew S. Kim, Jacqueline M. Lamour, Eric J. Lowe, William C. Petersen

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Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a diversely manifesting group of lymphoid or plasmacytic proliferations found in solid organ and bone marrow transplant recipients. PTLD occurs as a result of immunosuppression and is often driven by the Epstein Barr virus. Although most commonly of B-cell origin, similar to B-cell lymphomas, PTLD can rarely present as a plasmacytic process, resembling multiple myeloma. Although more common in adults, 8 cases of plasmacytoma-like PTLD have been reported in pediatric renal and combined small bowel-liver transplant recipients. Here, we present a rare report of a plasmacytoma-like PTLD case in a pediatric heart transplant recipient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e71-e74
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016



  • Cardiac transplant
  • Pediatric
  • Plasmacytoma
  • PTLD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Oncology
  • Hematology

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