Nodular pulmonary amyloidosis

Case contributed by Dr Maxim Stalkov



Patient Data

Age: 58
Gender: Female

CT clearly demonstrates characteristic findings of nodular pulmonary amyloidosis: nodules of multiple shapes and sizes with sharp, lobulated contours. Slow grow was demonstrated by comparison with previous studies (from another institution). 

Case Discussion

No primary malignancy was found. Biopsy proved nodular pulmonary amyloidosis.

Amyloidosis is characterised by the deposition of abnormal protein material in extracellular space of various tissues. Nodular pulmonary amyloidosis is a limited form of disease. Multiple intrapulmonary amyloidomas have to be differentiated with metastatic and granulomatous diseases.

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Case information

rID: 47214
Case created: 4th Aug 2016
Last edited: 30th Aug 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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