Journal article

Gynaecological care after stem cell transplant: An overview

Annabelle Brennan, Martha Hickey

MATURITAS | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Haematopoietic stem cell transplants are an important treatment for haematological malignancies. With increasing efficacy of treatment, it has become important to provide comprehensive long-term follow-up by experienced specialists in a multidisciplinary setting. This article gives an overview of the gynaecological implications of haematopoietic stem cell transplants, including appropriate pre-treatment counselling, the development of menopausal symptoms, bone loss, genital graft-versus-host disease and secondary genital malignancies. The evidence surrounding the occurrence, symptoms and management of these complications is outlined based on current clinical guidelines where possible. Althou..

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