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International Journal of Hematology

, Volume 82, Issue 2, pp 159–161 | Cite as

Double-Unit Unrelated Cord Blood Transplantation for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

  • Giun-Yi Hung
  • Tzeon-Jye Chiou
  • Chia-Yau Chang
  • Hao-Wei Teng
  • Po-Min Chen
  • Betau Hwanga
Case Report

Abstract

We report the results of unrelated cord blood transplantation (CBT) in a 12-year-old boy with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myelogenous leukemia in the chronic phase and a high body weight (68.5 kg at transplantation). Only 1 of the 2 units used engrafted. This unit was not human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II identical with the patient and had a much larger number of nucleated cells than the other unit (approximately 2.4:1). To our knowledge, this case report is the first to describe successful CBT from two unrelated donors to a cancer patient, who had the highest body weight among CBT recipients in Taiwan.

Key words

Cord blood transplantation Chronic myelogenous leukemia Double units High body weight 

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© The Japanese Society of Hematology 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giun-Yi Hung
    • 1
  • Tzeon-Jye Chiou
    • 2
  • Chia-Yau Chang
    • 1
  • Hao-Wei Teng
    • 2
  • Po-Min Chen
    • 2
  • Betau Hwanga
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsTaipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University School of MedicineTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Division of Medical Oncology, Department of MedicineTaipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University School of MedicineTaipeiTaiwan

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