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Medical Image of the Week:  Amyloidosis

A 60-year-old man with multiple pulmonary calcified nodules and masses was found to have nodular pulmonary light chain amyloidosis with a G kappa light chain in serum. He underwent stem cell transplant in 2003. In 2009, he was found to have pulmonary hypertension. Despite therapy, pulmonary hypertension and amyloidosis progressed.

Figure 1: Axial CT scan of the chest, lung and mediastinal windows, showing multiple calcified pulmonary nodules and masses secondary to Amyloidosis

Steven Knoper, MD; Carmen Luraschi-Monjagatta, MD and Aarthi Ganesh, MD

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Arizona Respiratory Center

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Refernce as: Knoper S, Luraschi-Monjagatta C, Ganesh A. Medical image of the week: amyloidosis. Southwest J Pulm Crit Care 2013;6(1):52. PDF

 

 

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