Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - nontumor
Post bone marrow transplantation

Author: Komal Arora, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 13 November 2017, last major update May 2012

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Cite this page: Arora, K. Post bone marrow transplantation. website. Accessed July 21st, 2018.
Clinical features
  • Shortly after donor marrow administration: weight gain, tenderness, edema, ascites
  • Within first 30 days: fungal and CMV infection, veno-occlusive disease or nodular regenerative hyperplasia
  • Delayed complication: focal nodular hyperplasia is frequent at median 6 years posttransplant in children (Bone Marrow Transplant 2009;43:127)
  • Poor outcome likely if severe liver toxicity or severe liver dysfunction
  • Frequent iron overload contributes to liver dysfunction (Bone Marrow Transplant 2008;42:461, Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2004;16:157)
  • Death due to septicemia, pneumonia, bleeding, multiorgan failure
Microscopic (histologic) description