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Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 301–306 | Cite as

Progression of dialysis-related amyloidoma towards pathologic fracture

  • Joe D. Baal
  • Andrew E. Horvai
  • Thomas M. LinkEmail author
Case Report

Abstract

Amyloidosis is the extracellular deposition of amyloid protein fibrils, and this condition may be hereditary or acquired. Patients undergoing long-term hemodialysis are particularly at risk for developing acquired amyloidosis. A rare form of amyloidosis is an amyloidoma or amyloid tumor, which occurs when amyloid focally deposits in a section of the musculoskeletal system, most commonly in the osteoarticular system. Here, we present a case of a hemodialysis-related amyloidoma of the left femoral neck in an 80-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis for 8 years. The purpose of this report is to provide an account of the unique clinical, imaging, and histopathologic manifestation of a dialysis-related amyloidoma that progressively enlarges over a 2-year period. This report also highlights some prophylactic measures that may reduce the risk of developing an associated pathologic fracture.

Keywords

Amyloidoma Pathologic fracture Dialysis 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Grants

This publication was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through UCSF-CTSI Grant Number TL1 TR001871. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

Conflict of interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest regarding this study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joe D. Baal
    • 1
    • 2
  • Andrew E. Horvai
    • 1
    • 3
  • Thomas M. Link
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiology and Biomedical ImagingUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologyUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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