Solid Organ Transplantation

Academic Article


  • Please add expansion for AL. Hematologic disease control combined with solid organ transplantation can result in long-term survival in selected patients with light chain (AL) amyloidosis and limited other organ involvement. Restoration of critical cardiac function with organ transplantation can render patients eligible for effective disease-directed therapies, including high-dose therapy and autologous stem cell transplantation. Access to directed-donor organs, exchange programs for renal transplantation, and extended-donor organs for cardiac transplantation improves the availability of organs for patients with AL amyloidosis. Disease recurrence in the graft and progression in other organs remain concerns but often can be managed with a variety of effective plasma cell–directed therapies.
  • Authors

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 28284809
  • Author List

  • Bal S; Landau HJ
  • Start Page

  • 1161
  • End Page

  • 1175
  • Volume

  • 34
  • Issue

  • 6