Three cases of the nodular pulmonary amyloidosis with a long-term observation

Hidekazu Suzuki, Kaoru Matsui, Tomonori Hirashima, Masashi Kobayashi, Sinji Sasada, Norio Okamato, Naoko Kitai, Kunimitsu Kawahara, Haruyuki Fukuda, Takefumi Komiya, Ichiro Kawase

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Long-term observation with chest radiograph and computed tomography (CT) scan was performed for pulmonary amyloidosis. There are few reports of primary pulmonary amyloidosis with a long-term observation. We encountered three cases of nodular pulmonary amyloidosis observed by intermittent chest radiograph or CT for 5 years or more. The patients were a 54-year-old man, and 67- and 68-year old women. For diagnosis, transbronchial biopsy and percutaneous lung biopsy were performed. Amyloid nodules grew slowly and two cases showed findings of cavity and calcification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-286
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Apr 3 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine


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