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Extraluminal Amyloidoma of the Pelvic Cavity Causing Large Bowel Obstruction

By Thomas D. Willson, Julio Bird, Ramsen Azizi, Mark M. Connolly and Francis J. Podbielski


Amyloidosis is a group of diverse disorders that fall into several major categories: primary, secondary, dialysis-associated, and hereditary forms. Clinically, amyloidosis may be categorized as localized or systemic. The gastrointestinal tract is among the most common places for deposition of amyloid, but large, localized amyloid deposits are an uncommon occurrence and rarely cause extraluminal bowel compression resulting in obstruction as was seen in the case presented in this clinical scenario

Topics: Published: May 2011
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