hepatic amyloidosis

hepatic amyloidosis

a type of primary amyloidosis in which amyloid fibrils invade the liver, causing hepatomegaly. The prognosis is grave, with many patients dying within a year.
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The rapidly progressive course of hepatic failure in these three cases and in our patient suggest, however, that perhaps the mere presence of myeloma does play a role in the outcome of hepatic amyloidosis.
Gertz MA, Kyle RA: Hepatic amyloidosis (primary [AL] immunoglobin light chain): the natural history in eighty patients.
Hoffman MS, Stein BE, Davidian MM, et al: Hepatic amyloidosis presenting as severe intrahepatic cholestasis, a case report and review of the literature.