A Rare Nasopharyngeal Presentation of Amyloidosis

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Abstract

Amyloidosis is a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by the extracellular deposition of insoluble proteins whose pathogenesis is not yet fully understood. The deposition of amyloid proteins can be systemic or localized, idiopathic or related to systemic diseases, mostly multiple myeloma or chronic inflammatory diseases. Localized head and neck amyloidosis is a rare entity, mainly involving the larynx. Given the rarity of the disease and the absence of a lasting follow-up protocol, there is no standard treatment defined for localized amyloidosis. We report a rare case of localized nasopharyngeal amyloidosis, treated with complete transoral resection and confirmed by histological examination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145561320914432
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Mar 30 2020

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