Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 415--417

Localized amyloidosis of the urinary bladder, clinically masquerading as bladder cancer


Maria Alina DeSouza1, Bharat Rekhi1, Yuvaraja B Thyavihally2, Hemant B Tongaonkar2, Sangeeta B Desai1 
1 Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India
2 Department of Surgical Oncology (Uro-Gynaecology), Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Bharat Rekhi
Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ernest Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012
India

Amyloidosis is characterized by extracellular deposition of a proteinaceous, hyaline material. Localized deposition of amyloid in individual organs is uncommon. It can occur in the absence of systemic involvement. Herein, we describe two cases of localized amyloidosis of the urinary bladder, which clinically, radiologically, and on cystoscopy masqueraded as bladder cancer. A diagnosis of amyloidosis in both these cases was ascertained on biopsy, supplemented with special stains.


How to cite this article:
DeSouza MA, Rekhi B, Thyavihally YB, Tongaonkar HB, Desai SB. Localized amyloidosis of the urinary bladder, clinically masquerading as bladder cancer.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2008;51:415-417


How to cite this URL:
DeSouza MA, Rekhi B, Thyavihally YB, Tongaonkar HB, Desai SB. Localized amyloidosis of the urinary bladder, clinically masquerading as bladder cancer. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Aug 13 ];51:415-417
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