An Incidental Case of Pulmonary Amyloidosis


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Uzer F., DİROL H.

International Journal of Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine, no.5, pp.1-3, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Abstract

Amyloidosis is characterized by extra-cellular deposition of
an insoluble fibrillary protein, amyloid in organs and tissues.
It is classified as either primary or secondary based on the
presence of concomitant diseases, ranging from chronic
infection or inflammation to malignancy and as limited or
systemic based on the extent of organ invasion. The clinical
and radiological manifestations of amyloidosis are varrious
and often nonspecific, making amyloidosis a diagnostic
challenge. Here, we present an asymptomatic local primary
pulmonary amyloidosis case, diagnosed during an operation
preparation.