Renal amyloidosis characterized by abnormally thick fibrils Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
  • Carcinoma, Transitional Cell
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary
  • Urologic Neoplasms

abstract

  • A renal biopsy of a 57-year-old man with nephrotic syndrome revealed marked glomerular deposition of Congo red-positive, bire-fringent material characteristic for amyloid. Ultrastructurally, however, this material is composed of nonbranching, haphazardly arranged fibrils of approximately three times the thickness of typical amyloid fibrils. To our knowledge, there has been no report of such a finding, and this unique case enlarges the morphologic spectrum of renal fibrillosis.

publication date

  • January 1990

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0046-8177(90)90059-E

PubMed ID

  • 2387580

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 868

end page

  • 71

volume

  • 21

number

  • 8