Primary nodular amyloidosis of the lung
Zentralblatt für Allgemeine Pathologie U. Pathologische Anatomie 123(1-2): 17-22
ISSN/ISBN: 0044-4030 PMID: 463385 Accession: 006183877
A 69-year old woman deceased from a pericardial tamponade following a myocardial infarction. In the autopsy, approximately 30 cherry-sized or smaller nodules, were unexpectedly found in the subpleural tissue. These nodules produced no clinical manifestations, however histological and polarisation optical investigations showed that they correspond to an isolated primary pericollagenous amyloidosis of the lung.