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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Diffuse low signal intensity on T2-weighted images can be an indication of diffuse involvement of hepatic amyloidosis (Fig.
Hepatic amyloidosis with light chain deposition disease--a rare association.
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.