February 1975

Selective Massive Amyloidosis of Small Intestine

Author Affiliations

From the departments of pathology (Dr. Griffel) and surgery (Drs. Man and Kraus), Meir Hospital, Kfar Saba, Israel, and the Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine, Ramat Aviv, Israel.

Arch Surg. 1975;110(2):215-217. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1975.01360080081015

A patient with intestinal amyloidosis with perforation was successfully treated by resection of almost the whole involved small intestine and is recuperating on hyperalimentation therapy. Because there were no signs of amyloiditic deposition in other parts of the body and no other cause of the amyloidosis, the case was considered to be selective localized intestinal amyloidosis. This is the third reported case of perforated amyloiditic intestine and apparently the first case of selective small intestinal amyloidosis involving such a complication.