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Lymphoproliferative disorders in pediatric liver allograft recipients: a review of 212 cases.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Due to the limited incidence of posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD) in pediatric liver graft recipients, there is a scarcity of data on the characteristics of the disease in this population. We aimed to analyze the special features and behavior of PTLD arising after pediatric liver transplantation.

DESIGN: A comprehensive search of the literature was conducted for the available data on PTLD in pediatric liver recipients pediatric PTLD through a search of Pubmed and Google Scholar using appropriate terms.

METHODS: We sought data on liver recipients younger than 18 years of age at the time of transplantation. From 51 reports, 43 fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Overall 250 cases of PTLD (212 pediatric PTLD) were found from 43 reports. Data on pediatric patients was compared to adults.

RESULTS: Pediatric PTLD lesions were more likely of the polymorphic type (P=.004) and polyclonal (when age cut-off was defined at 12 years; P=.023). Remission rates, metastasis frequency and organ involvements were not different between the groups (P>.1 for all). Survival analysis showed no disparity between pediatric PTLD and adult patients (P>.1); but when data was reanalyzed for patients surviving at least 4 months post diagnosis, the log rank test showed that pediatric patients have a superior outcome compared to adults (P=.045).

CONCLUSIONS: Pediatric liver recipients developing PTLD have relatively better disease presentation and behavior than that in adults. Stomach involvement was also more frequently seen in patients younger than 12 years, and should be more intensively evaluated. Future studies with a prospective approach and larger population size are needed for confirming our results.

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