Current Thoracic Surgery 2018 , Vol 3 , Issue 3
Bilateral pulmonary nodular amyloidosis with positive FDG uptake
Koray Dural1,Berkant Özpolat1,Nesimi Günal1,Ekin Zorlu1,Salih Kür1,Pınar Atasoy2
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kırıkkale University Faculty of Medicine, Kırıkkale, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Kırıkkale University Faculty of Medicine, Kırıkkale, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2019.00029 Viewed : 199 - Downloaded : 76 Amyloidosis is a disease characterized by extracellular accumulation of protein in fibrillary structure (amyloid protein) in various organs and soft tissues. Although the involvement of respiratory system is encountered in systemic amyloidosis, localized pulmonary amyloidosis has rarely been reported. The radiologic findings are nonspecific and show variations according to involvement pattern of amyloidosis. Here we present a 62-year-old female diagnosed as pulmonary nodular amyloidosis with the help of relevant literature. Keywords : multiple pulmonary nodule, metastatic disease, pulmonary lesion, amyloidosis