Acute small bowel pseudo-obstruction due to AL amyloidosis: A case report and literature review

Rachel N. Koppelman, Neil H. Stollman, Francisco Baigorri, Arvey I. Rogers

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Abstract

Amyloidosis may uncommonly present with intestinal pseudo-obstruction. Previous reports have described an acute presentation with AA amyloid and a more chronic syndrome with AL amyloid. We report the case of a 78-yr-old man who presented with clinical and radiographic features of an acute small bowel obstruction and who, at laparotomy, was found to have intestinal pseudo- obstruction due to AL amyloidosis. We believe this case represents the first report of acute pseudo-obstruction from AL amyloidosis; awareness of this presentation may facilitate earlier diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-296
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume95
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Acute small bowel pseudo-obstruction due to AL amyloidosis : A case report and literature review. / Koppelman, Rachel N.; Stollman, Neil H.; Baigorri, Francisco; Rogers, Arvey I.

In: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 95, No. 1, 01.01.2000, p. 294-296.

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Koppelman, Rachel N. ; Stollman, Neil H. ; Baigorri, Francisco ; Rogers, Arvey I. / Acute small bowel pseudo-obstruction due to AL amyloidosis : A case report and literature review. In: American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2000 ; Vol. 95, No. 1. pp. 294-296.
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