Localized gastric amyloidosis

Ashutosh Niraj, Nolan E. Perez, Nabiha Sakr-Khoury, Volkan Adsay, Olca Basturk, Martin Tobi, Nadeem Ullah

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Abstract

Amyloidosis is usually observed in the systemic form with only 10% 20% of cases being localized. Although stomach and gastrointestinal tract involvement is a common feature of systemic amyloidosis, localized gastric involvement is an exceedingly rare event. Herein, we report a case of localized gastric amyloidosis-found at endoscopy and confirmed by biopsies-which caused excessive bleeding requiring endoscopic therapy. A methodical evaluation excluded systemic amyloidosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-79
Number of pages7
JournalPractical Gastroenterology
Volume30
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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    Niraj, A., Perez, N. E., Sakr-Khoury, N., Adsay, V., Basturk, O., Tobi, M., & Ullah, N. (2006). Localized gastric amyloidosis. Practical Gastroenterology, 30(7), 73-79.