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Lymphedema associated with primary amyloidosis: A case study

Title
Lymphedema associated with primary amyloidosis: A case study
Authors
Park G.Jeong H.W.Lee J.Mun Y.-C.Sung S.H.Han S.J.
Ewha Authors
성순희한수정문영철
SCOPUS Author ID
성순희scopus; 한수정scopus; 문영철scopus
Issue Date
2017
Journal Title
Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
ISSN
2234-0645JCR Link
Citation
Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 887 - 891
Keywords
AmyloidosisLymph nodesLymphedema
Publisher
Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine
Indexed
SCOPUS; KCI scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
We reported on a 60-year-old man presenting lymphedema of both lower extremities and scrotum for 3 years with unknown cause. We took a computed tomography scan of the lower extremities as a follow-up. There were diffuse subcutaneous edema in both lower extremities and multiple enlarged lymph nodes along the para-aortic and bilateral inguinal areas. For further evaluation, biopsy of an enlarged inguinal lymph node was taken, yielding a diagnosis of primary amyloidosis. A treatment of chemotherapy for amyloidosis was recommended for him. To our knowledge, this is the first report of lymphedema presenting with primary amyloidosis in Asia. This case suggests that primary amyloidosis could be one of the differential diagnoses in patients with lymphedema in the lower extremities. © 2017 by Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine.
DOI
10.5535/arm.2017.41.5.887
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