|Title||Living Kidney Donor With Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma at the Time of Donation: A Case Report|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Tatarano S, Enokida H, Yamada Y, Nishimura H, Nakagawa M|
Living kidney donor guidelines recommend that donors in whom a malignancy is diagnosed should be excluded. Although preoperative screening for malignancies was performed, we experienced a case of living donor with small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) at the time of donation. A 53-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for a kidney donation to her son. She had no past medical history of malignancy. We screened the patient using medical examinations, but there was no obvious presence of malignancy. Although preoperative computed tomography showed a small lymph node swelling at the left renal hilum, we diagnosed it as an insignificant lymph node. When a laparoscopic donor nephrectomy was performed, however, we recognized the small lymph node during the surgery and performed a lymphadenectomy. Postoperatively, pathologic examination showed that the small node was lymphocytic lymphoma, known as a low malignant potential disease. Currently, there is no presence of malignancy transmission with the recipient. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of living kidney donor with SLL. Although SLL is considered a low-grade malignancy, it is crucial to follow it carefully in both the donor and the recipient.
|Notify Library Reference ID||4890|