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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2006|
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