Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation with Total Body Irradiation-based Conditioning in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Patient with Cochlear Implant
Miroslaw Markiewicz, Sebastian Giebel, Iwona Wylezol, Renata Tomaszewska, Leszek Miszczyk, Grazyna Gawlicka, Jerzy Wojnar, Jerzy Holowiecki
Ann Transplant 2006; 11(2): 21-22
Available online: 2006-06-16
Objectives: A case of 15 years old boy with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and cochlear implant is presented. Methods: Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation with total body irradiation-based conditioning was performed. Results: No impairment of implant function nor other complications were observed. The patient is doing well over 20 months following bone marrow transplantation. Conclusions: Total body irradiation can be used in conditioning before bone marrow transplantation in patients with cochlear implants.
Keywords: cochlear implant, total body irradiation, Preparative Regimen, allogeneic bone marrow transplantation, acute lymphoblastic leukemia