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Fatal massive upper respiratory tract haemorrhage: an unusual complication of localized amyloidosis of the larynx

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 June 2007

Louis Tsun-Cheung Chow*
Affiliation:
Institute of Pathology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong
Wing-Hing Chow
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Grantham HospitalAberdeen, Hong Kong
Bobby Shui-fung Shum
Affiliation:
Forensic Pathology Service, Department of Health, Hong Kong.
*
Dr Louis T. C. Chow, Institute of Pathology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Wylie Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Fax: (852)-385-2455
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Abstract

Localized amyloidosis of the larynx is usually described as a non-bleeding lesion. We report a patient with localized laryngeal amyloidosis who developed a massive upper respiratory tract haemorrhage and died. This potentially fatal complication of localized amyloidosis of the larynx merits recognition as the disease could be controlled in most instances by surgical excision of the amyloid deposit.

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Copyright © JLO (1984) Limited 1993

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