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    Amyloidosis of the endometrium: an asymptomatic presentation.

    Winkler DD, Emery JA, Alan CB 
    Obstet Gynecol 2004 Nov; 104(5 Pt 2) :1144-7.

    Amyloidosis of the endometrium is a rare occurrence according to current literature. Previously reported cases have presented with menorrhagia or postmenopausal bleeding.A postmenopausal woman with multiple medical problems presented with fatigue and weight loss. During the evaluation for her 18-kg weight loss, a computed tomography scan revealed an enlarged uterus and liver lesions. Endometrial and liver biopsies were performed secondary to concern over metastatic cancer, given an enlarged uterus in a postmenopausal woman with liver masses. She was found to have systemic primary amyloidosis in multiple organs, including her endometrium.This patient represents an interesting case of systemic amyloidosis involving the endometrium that is not associated with vaginal bleeding. The presence of amyloid in the endometrium may be more common than currently recognized, because patients without vaginal bleeding are not routinely evaluated for amyloid deposition in their reproductive organs.

    Biopsy, Needle
    Blood Chemical Analysis
    Diagnosis, Differential
    Follow-Up Studies
    Multiple Myeloma
    Rare Diseases
    Risk Assessment
    Severity of Illness Index
    Uterine Diseases


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