Stem Cell Transplantation

Generally, stem cell transplantation can be performed using bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cells or umbilical cord blood. Since the first successful transfer of hematopoietic stem cells in the late 1960s, this treatment method has been continuously advanced and is now an integral and indispensable part of therapy for children and young adults.

The area of stem cell transplantation has benefitted from many advances in recent years. Nevertheless, this therapeutic procedure is still associated with risks, so the decision whether stem cell transplantation is necessary and justified for a patient must generally be made on a case-by-case basis.

At our center, children and adolescents with malignant and non malignant diseases are treated using stem cell transplantation.

Malignant diseases

Stem cell transplantation in the following diseases:

Diseases of the blood

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
  • Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML)
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)

    Lymphomas

    • Hodgkin’s disease
    • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

      Solid tumors

      • Soft tissue sarcoma
      • Ewing’s sarcoma
      • Neuroblastoma
      • Hepatoblastoma
      • PNET
      • Synovial sarcoma
      • Nephroblastoma
      • Germ cell tumors

        Brain tumors

        Non-malignant diseases

        Stem cell transplantation in the following diseases:

        Disturbances of hematopoiesis

        Congenital and acquired anemia

        • Severe aplastic anemia (SAA)
        • Thalassemia
        • Sickle cell anemia
        • Diamond-Blackfan anemia
        • Others

        Congenital and acquired thrombocytopenia

        • Amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia
        • Evans’ syndrome

        Disturbances of myelopoiesis / macrophages

        • Familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (FHL)
        • Histiocytoses
        • Others

        Immune system disorders

        • Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)
        • Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
        • Septic granulomatosis
        • Kostmann disease
        • Griscelli syndrome
        • Others

        Metabolic disorders/autoimmune diseases

        Including

        • Farber’s disease
        • Mucopolysaccharidosis
        • Osteopetrosis
        • Lupus erythematodes
        • Rheumatoid arthritis
        • Metachromatic leukodystrophy
        • Adenoleukodystrophy
        • Others

         

        We offer all modern transplantation procedures at this center:

        Autologous stem cell transplantation

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