Localized pleural amyloidosis: Report of a case

Shohei Yoshiya, Riichiroh Maruyama, Takaomi Koga, Yasunori Shikada, Tokujiro Yano, Yoshihiko Maehara

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We herein describe an asymptomatic 31-yearold male who was admitted for an investigation of an abnormal pleural tumor detected by chest radiography. We performed various preoperative investigations including fluorodeoxyglucose- positron emission tomography. The maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) was 2.2, and malignancy could not be ruled out. We therefore carried out a thoracoscopy-assisted partial resection of the right upper lobe combined with a parietal pleurectomy. The pathological examination showed that there was a tumor localized with pleural amyloidosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-600
Number of pages4
JournalSurgery today
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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