Abdominal Subcutaneous Fat Aspiration - An Alternative Method to Diagnose Amyloidosis
Ong, S.G., and Rajasingam, R., (2007) Abdominal Subcutaneous Fat Aspiration - An Alternative Method to Diagnose Amyloidosis. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 62 (1). pp. 68-69. ISSN 0300-5283
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Hospital Selayang. Dept. of Medicine.
Hospital Selayang. Dept. of Pathology.
A middle aged lady presented with clinical manifestations of primary amyloidosis which included amyloid cardiomyopathy. There was failure to confirm the diagnosis of amyloidosis with biopsies from rectal and tongue tissues. Fat tissue obtained from abdominal subcutaneous fat aspiration eventually demonstrated the presence of amyloid.
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