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Systemic amyloidosis and ovarian carcinoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7937430     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of ovarian carcinoma and systemic amyloidosis in a 64 year old woman with nephrotic syndrome is reported. Immunohistochemical study of renal and rectal biopsy specimens revealed the presence of amyloidosis AA antigens, consistent with secondary amyloidosis. The absence of chronic inflammatory or infectious disease suggested the presence of a neoplasm. The gynaecological sonogram showed a solid mass located behind the uterus. Laparotomy confirmed a poorly differentiated ovarian carcinoma. The association of systemic amyloidosis and ovarian carcinoma has not to our knowledge been described previously.
C Fernandez-Miranda; S Mateo; C Gonzalez-Gomez; C Ballestin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0032-5473     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  1994 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-10-26     Completed Date:  1994-10-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234135     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  505-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine and Pathology, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Amyloidosis / etiology*,  metabolism
Immunoenzyme Techniques
Middle Aged
Nephrotic Syndrome / etiology
Ovarian Neoplasms / complications*
Rectum / chemistry
Serum Amyloid A Protein / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Serum Amyloid A Protein

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