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Uncommon localization of amyloidosis in gallbladder: description of a case and brief literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21502687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Amyloidosis is a rare disease that is caused by extracellular deposits of amorphous, insoluble fibrillar protein, which often occur in the kidneys, the heart, the nervous system, the digestive tract, especially the hepatosplenic and intestinal tract, and can be present in bone marrow, though unusual in the gallbladder. The interest of this case lies in the rarity of amyloidosis localisation and in the uncommon clinical presentation as acute cholecystitis. We have reviewed cases of amyloidosis with gallbladder involvement in literature and briefly discussed the predictive value of the main histological diagnostic methods.
Daniela Tirotta; Vittorio Durante
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of hepatology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1665-2681     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Hepatol     Publication Date:    2011 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-19     Completed Date:  2011-08-17     Revised Date:  2013-05-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101155885     Medline TA:  Ann Hepatol     Country:  Mexico    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  227-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medicina Interna, Ospedale Cervesi di Cattolica, ASL Rimini, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Amyloidosis / complications*,  pathology*
Cholecystitis / etiology*,  pathology*
Gallbladder / pathology*

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