CT and MR imaging of localized amyloidosis

J. Asaumi, Y. Yanagi, M. Hisatomi, Hironobu Konouchi, K. Kishi

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The localized form of amyloidosis affecting the head and neck region is rare. The characteristic features of localized amyloidosis appeared as multiple nodules on the tongue, lip, and cheek on computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Contrast-enhanced CT scans represented this lesion as a marked nodular enhancement. MR features of this lesion appeared slightly low on T1-weighted images and slightly high on T2-weighted images compared with T1-T2 images of residual normal tongue. Time contrast intensity curves obtained from dynamic MRI rapidly increased to reach a plateau and gradually decreased during the late and delayed phases. MR findings suggest that such lesions might be comprised of fibrous tissue with abundant vessels. This report suggests that dynamic MRI might be helpful for diagnosing localized amyloidosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-87
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Computed tomography
  • Dynamic MRI
  • Localized amyloidosis
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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