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Isolated Nasal Amyloidosis: A Case Report

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Centre of Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases, Vilnius University Hospital Santariškių Klinikos
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Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University
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Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Centre, Vilnius University Hospital Santariškių Klinikos, Lithuania
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Received: 20 May 2013 / Accepted: 30 November 2013 / Published: 5 December 2013
Amyloidosis is a rare condition characterized by the deposition of abnormal protein filaments into the extracellular tissue. Only 16 cases of true primary idiopathic amyloidosis local- ized in the nose and the paranasal sinuses have previously been reported. We present a case of local- ized amyloidosis involving the sinonasal cavities and the nose in a 53-year-old woman. Our patient was operated on as a typical case of chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps, but after 2 years, the patient came back with severe symptoms of nasal obstruction and pain in the frontal and maxillary regions with proptosis of both eyes. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed sinonasal-intraorbital masses. Primary amyloidosis (AL type) was confirmed by tissue biopsy. A systemic workup for additional amyloid deposits revealed no evidence of other diseases. Extended surgery produced a symptomatic improvement.
Keywords: isolated amyloidosis; nose; paranasal sinuses; orbit; magnetic resonance imaging isolated amyloidosis; nose; paranasal sinuses; orbit; magnetic resonance imaging
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Rauba, D.; Lesinskas, E.; Petrulionis, M.; Sukyte, D.; Valeviciene, N.; Palionis, D.; Tamosiinas, A. Isolated Nasal Amyloidosis: A Case Report. Medicina 2013, 49, 78. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/medicina49110078

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Rauba D, Lesinskas E, Petrulionis M, Sukyte D, Valeviciene N, Palionis D, Tamosiinas A. Isolated Nasal Amyloidosis: A Case Report. Medicina. 2013; 49(11):78. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/medicina49110078

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Rauba, Darius, Eugenijus Lesinskas, Mindaugas Petrulionis, Donata Sukyte, Nomeda Valeviciene, Darius Palionis, and Algirdas Tamosiinas. 2013. "Isolated Nasal Amyloidosis: A Case Report" Medicina 49, no. 11: 78. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/medicina49110078

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