Transdiaphragmatic Amyloidoma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Amyloidosis
  • Diaphragm
  • Lung Diseases

abstract

  • The term "amyloidoma" has been used to describe localized pulmonary nodular amyloidosis when it is a solitary lesion. Amyloidoma is an uncommon and infrequently reported cause of benign pulmonary lesions. We report the case of a 45-year-old man with hemoptysis, eosinophilia, and a large mass involving both lobes of the left lung, the chest wall, and, via extension through the diaphragm, the liver. Clinical suspicion of echinococcal cyst led to treatment via en bloc excision rather than attempting tissue biopsy for diagnosis. Complete resection of the isolated pulmonary amyloidoma was achieved with no evidence of recurrence.

publication date

  • July 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.10.016

PubMed ID

  • 18573451

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 310

end page

  • 2

volume

  • 86

number

  • 1