Localized lymph node light chain amyloidosis

Akira Yamamoto, Nobuharu Fujii, Mikako Obika, Taro Yamashita, Fumio Otsuka

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Abstract

The prognosis of systemic amyloid light chain (AL) amyloidosis is generally poor, hence requiring chemotherapy or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, while the prognosis of localized AL amyloidosis without an abnormal monoclonal immunoglobulin light chain is good. Localized AL amyloidosis has been previously reported to be observed in pulmonary, urinary tract, gastrointestinal, oropharyngeal, and laryngeal sites. However, only a few cases of localized lymph node AL amyloidosis have so far been reported. We herein present a case of localized lymph node AL amyloidosis that could possibly be misdiagnosed as systematic AL amyloidosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2415-2418
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume59
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2020

Keywords

  • Localized AL amyloidosis
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • PET-CT
  • Systemic AL amyloidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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