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Klinische Wochenschrift

, Volume 65, Issue 22, pp 1104–1107 | Cite as

Reversible functional asplenia and subcapsular liver hematoma — Two distinctive manifestations of amyloidosis

  • E. Levy-Lahad
  • D. Steiner-Salz
  • N. Berkman
  • R. Chisin
  • P. Levensart
  • E. Leitersdorf
Kasuistik

Summary

We hereby describe a patient with amyloidosis complicated by reversible functional asplenia and spontaneous rupture of the liver with subcapsular hematoma which resolved completely with conservative therapy. These two rare findings may result from extensive vascular amyloid in this patient.

Key words

Amyloidosis Splenic diseases Liver diseases 

Abbreviations

CT

Computerized tomography

FDP

Fibrin degradation products

gamma-GTP

Gamma glutamyl transferase

GI

Gastrointestinal

LAP

Leukocyte alkaline phosphatase

LDH

Lactic dehydrogenase

PT

Prothrombin time

PTT

Partial thromboplastin time

SGOT

Aspartate aminotransferase

SGPT

Alanine aminotransferase

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Levy-Lahad
    • 1
  • D. Steiner-Salz
    • 1
  • N. Berkman
    • 1
  • R. Chisin
    • 2
  • P. Levensart
    • 3
  • E. Leitersdorf
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine BHadassah University HospitalJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Medical Biophysics and Nuclear MedicineHadassah University HospitalJerusalemIsrael
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyHadassah University HospitalJerusalemIsrael

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