Chronic rejection in vascularized composite allografts.

  title={Chronic rejection in vascularized composite allografts.},
  author={Gerhard S. Mundinger and Cinthia B Drachenberg},
  journal={Current opinion in organ transplantation},
  volume={19 3},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To convey key issues surrounding chronic rejection in vascularized composite tissue allotransplantation (VCA), and to highlight pathologic features consistent with VCA chronic rejection. RECENT FINDINGS Features consistent with chronic rejection have been reported in three VCA animal models, and have been observed in a paucity of human knee and hand transplants. These features include transplant vasculopathy with intimal hyperplasia, tertiary lymphoid follicles, graft… CONTINUE READING

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