Localized amyloidosis of the uterine cervix
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 wordsUterine cervix Amyloidosis Amyloid protein
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