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