Lymph nodes - not lymphoma
Inflammatory disorders (noninfectious)
Posttransplant lymph node changes

Topic Completed: 1 June 2006

Revised: 5 February 2019, last major update June 2006

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Cite this page: DePond W. Posttransplant lymph node changes. website. Accessed September 23rd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Effects due to immunosuppressive drugs
Microscopic (histologic) description
Patterns of lymph node regression:
  1. Germinal cells may have few / no lymphocytes, no / rare tingible body macrophages, poorly developed mantle zone
  2. Crowded follicular dendritic cells with no germinal center lymphocytes or tingible body macrophages
  3. Smaller germinal center, irregular shape due to disintegration of follicular dendritic cells, no mantle zone
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