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Amyloidosis of the colon. Report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6872782     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of amyloidosis of the colon associated with multiple myeloma is presented. The unusual situation was that of obstructive signs with radiologic features of "megacolon and volvulus." A high index of suspicion and meticulous histologic search will demonstrate involvement of the gastrointestinal tract in 98 per cent of patients with systemic amyloidosis. Amyloidosis may mimic other gastrointestinal disorders. Rectal biopsy is diagnostic in 75 per cent of the patients. Treatment of amyloidosis of the colon involves treating the cause with the hope of reversing or at least retarding the process. The results of treatment based on the available experience have been dismal.
S S Kumar; S S Appavu; H Abcarian; T Barreta
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diseases of the colon and rectum     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0012-3706     ISO Abbreviation:  Dis. Colon Rectum     Publication Date:  1983 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-09-09     Completed Date:  1983-09-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372764     Medline TA:  Dis Colon Rectum     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  541-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amyloidosis / complications*,  pathology,  radiography
Colonic Diseases / complications*,  pathology,  radiography
Diagnosis, Differential
Intestinal Obstruction / etiology*
Megacolon / etiology*,  pathology,  radiography
Multiple Myeloma / complications*

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