Imaging appearance of the involved mesenteric node in patient with systemic amyloidosis: A case report

Authors

  • Sunpob Cheewadhanaraks, M.D. Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand.
  • Thitithep Suriyamonthon, M.D. Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand.
  • Paramee Noisri, M.D Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand.
  • Pimporn Puttawibul, M.D. Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand.
  • Tanawat Pattarapuntakul, M.D. Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand.
  • Naruemon Wisedopas, M.D. Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Pakorn Arunsawat, M.D. Anatomical pathology unit, Hatyai Hospital, Songkhla, Thailand.
  • Khanin Khanungwanitkul, M.D. Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46475/aseanjr.v21i3.98

Keywords:

Amyloidosis, Mesenteric, Lymph node, Imaging findings, Clinical presentation

Abstract

Amyloidosis is a rare disease characterised by abnormal amyloid protein deposition within the affected tissue. About 37% of the patients were presented with systemic amyloidosis, of which hilar, mediastinal, and para-aortic lymph nodes were involved. Deposition of amyloid protein in the mesenteric lymph node is rarely documented, but when reported, it is seen in isolated or secondary amyloidosis. Despite an indistinguishable imaging appearance of the amyloid- deposit mesenteric node from malignancy, infection, and an inflammation process, the radiologists should be aware of variable imaging findings to be suspicious of amyloidosis. We reported a rare case of systemic amyloidosis with mesenteric node involvement, manifested as node enlargement.

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2020-12-31

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Cheewadhanaraks S, Suriyamonthon T, Noisri P, Puttawibul P, Pattarapuntakul T, Wisedopas N, Arunsawat P, Khanungwanitkul K. Imaging appearance of the involved mesenteric node in patient with systemic amyloidosis: A case report . ASEAN J Radiol [Internet]. 2020Dec.31 [cited 2021Apr.14];21(3):25-33. Available from: https://asean-journal-radiology.org/index.php/ajr/article/view/98

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