Virchows Archiv A

, Volume 413, Issue 3, pp 265–268 | Cite as

Localized amyloidosis of the uterine cervix

  • Masahito Yamada
  • Shigeru Hatakeyama
  • Etsutaro Yamamoto
  • Yoshihide Kimura
  • Hiroshi Tsukagoshi
  • Tadaaki Yokota
  • Fumiya Uchino
Article

Summary

Localized amyloidosis of the uterine cervix was found in a 56-year-old woman. The firm enlarged cervix showed massive tumorous amyloid deposition. In the amyloid deposits there were foci of ossification and calcification. An infiltrate of multinucleated giant cells, histiocytes, lymphocytes, and plasma cells was seen adjacent to the amyloid deposits. Immunohistochemically, the amyloid reacted with antisera against A-lambda, amyloid protein of immunoglobulin lambda light chain origin. This indicated that the amyloid protein was of immunoglobulin origin in this rare case of localized amyloidosis of the uterine cervix.

Key words

Uterine cervix Amyloidosis Amyloid protein 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masahito Yamada
    • 1
  • Shigeru Hatakeyama
    • 2
  • Etsutaro Yamamoto
    • 3
  • Yoshihide Kimura
    • 3
  • Hiroshi Tsukagoshi
    • 1
  • Tadaaki Yokota
    • 4
  • Fumiya Uchino
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Neurology, Faculty of MedicineTokyo Medical and Dental UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Faculty of MedicineTokyo Medical and Dental UniversityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Obsterics and GynecologySanraku HospitalTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Department of PathologyYamaguchi University School of MedicineUbeJapan

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