World Journal of Pathology Volume No 6

Case Report Open Access

Multinodular Pulmonary Amyloidosis: A Rare and Challenging Diagnosis

Mona Mlika, Hazem Zribi, Kacem Linda Belhadj, Emna Braham and Faouzi Mezni
World Journal of Pathology 2015, 4:2

Abstract

Background

Pulmonary amyloidosis is a very rare form of localized amyloidosis. Microscopic examination plays a key role in the diagnosis because of the non specificity of clinical and radiological findings. Even PET scan isn’t helpful to make the diagnosis.

Observation

We present the case of a 66-year-old man with a smoking history and an occupational exposure to dust. He presented with asymptomatic multiple pulmonary masses evoking the diagnosis of pulmonary metastasis. Surgical resection was performed and microscopic examination confirmed the diagnosis of multinodular amyloidosis.

Conclusion

This case highlights the fact that pulmonary amyloidosis may cause multiple nodules.




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