Amyloid tumor | definition of amyloid tumor by Medical dictionary
nodular amyloidosis (redirected from amyloid tumor)
a localized form of amyloidosis in which amyloid occurs as hard masses or nodules beneath the skin or mucous membranes, for example, in the larynx, often with local plasma cell infiltration; may be associated with plasma cell dyscrasia or systemic amyloidosis.
nod·u·lar am·y·loi·do·sis (nod'yū-lăr am'i-loy-dō'sis)
A localized form of amyloidosis in which amyloid occurs as masses or nodules beneath the skin or mucous membranes (e.g., in the larynx).
Synonym(s): amyloid tumor
, focal amyloidosis
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nodules occur more commonly in the nasopharynx and larynx, while subepithelial infiltration predominates elsewhere.
The deposits are so extensive that the corpora lutea appear as circumscribed amyloid tumors