Long-term remission of blastic natural killer-cell lymphoma after autologous peripheral blood stem-cell transplantation.

@article{Yamaguchi2005LongtermRO,
  title={Long-term remission of blastic natural killer-cell lymphoma after autologous peripheral blood stem-cell transplantation.},
  author={Masaki Kurematsu Masayoshi Tada Takahira Yamaguchi and Mio Maekawa and Yoshihisa Nakamura and Mikio Ueda},
  journal={American journal of hematology},
  year={2005},
  volume={80 2},
  pages={124-7}
}
We report here a case of blastic natural killer (NK)-cell lymphoma treated successfully with autologous peripheral blood stem-cell transplantation (APBSCT). A 57-year-old man had skin tumors and was diagnosed as having blastic NK-cell lymphoma by tumor biopsy. Skin, lymph nodes, left tonsil, and bone marrow were involved at presentation. Chemotherapy led to complete remission (CR). To sustain CR, the patient underwent high-dose chemotherapy in combination with 12 Gy of total-body irradiation… CONTINUE READING