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Diffuse lipomatosis of the thyroid with amyloid deposition.
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PMID:  23339824     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Background: The authors present a case of diffuse fatty infiltration of the thyroid gland with coexistent deposition of amyloid protein. Method: A case history and brief literature review concerning amyloid goitre and fatty infiltration of the thyroid are presented, and the relationship between these two phenomena is discussed. Results: A patient with AA amyloidosis presented with a slowly enlarging goitre, which on histological examination was extensively infiltrated with adipose tissue. Amyloid protein was found on Congo red staining. Conclusion: To our best knowledge, this patient represents the first reported case of diffuse lipomatosis of the thyroid gland causing goitre in a patient with AA amyloidosis. The presence of amyloid protein within the thyroid was not sufficient to cause enlargement per se, and was therefore of unclear significance. Together with previous reports of the concurrent deposition of amyloid and fat, this case raises questions as to the relationship between these two phenomena.
Authors:
T A Jacques; M P Stearns
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-3     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of ENT, Lister Hospital, Stevenage, UK.
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