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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 404-406

Primary amyloidoma of lung treated with radiation: A rare case report


1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana, India
3 Department of Histopathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana, India
4 Department of Radiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana, India

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Dr. Tapesh Bhattacharyya
Department of Radiation Oncology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.142151

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Amyloidosis is a collection of diseases in which different proteins are deposited as insoluble beta-pleated sheets, disrupting organ function. Distribution of these deposits may be diffuse or localized throughout the body, depending on the pathophysiology of the underlying amyloid type. Isolated deposition of amyloid proteins in lung is a very rare entity. They are frequently misdiagnosed as bronchogenic carcinoma, metastatic disease, or focal fungal infections. The treatment of solitary pulmonary amyloidosis is not well-defined. We have treated a 65-year-old female patient with external beam radiation and corticosteroids in palliative intent and she is leading a good quality of life after six months of follow up.


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