Localized laryngeal amyloidosis - a case report

Vol. 56 No. 2 Suppl., 2015
This supplement was not sponsored by Outside Organizations.


Mihaly Szocs, Gheorghe Muhlfay, Simona Liliana Mocan, Andor Balazs, Radu Mircea Neagoe

Amyloidosis encompasses a variety of conditions, caused by extracellular, insoluble protein fibrils that disturb the normal functioning of cells and organs. The disease may be localized or systemic, hereditary or acquired (associated with chronic inflammatory or hematological diseases). We present the case of a 49-year-old woman, with symptoms including dysphagia, dysphonia and dyspnea. After taking the case history and performing clinical examination, we suspected a laryngeal tumor to be the cause of the symptoms. Microlaryngoscopy and biopsy were performed. The histopathological examination result of the biopsy specimen was amyloidosis. Surgical excision of the tumor was performed. Our case presentation describes this rare pathological finding, its clinical manifestations, the histopathological and surgical diagnostic problems, treatment, patient evolution and the difficulties we encountered along the way, through the scope of our personal experience.

Corresponding author: Gheorghe Muhlfay, Associate Professor, MD, PhD; e-mail: ghe.muhlfay@gmail.com

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