Spontaneous rupture of the spleen in secondary amyloidosis: A patient with rheumatoid arthritis


Aydinli B., Ozturk G., Balik A. A., Aslan S., Erdogan F.

AMYLOID-JOURNAL OF PROTEIN FOLDING DISORDERS, vol.13, no.3, pp.160-163, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13506120600875510
  • Journal Name: AMYLOID-JOURNAL OF PROTEIN FOLDING DISORDERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.160-163
  • Keywords: amyloidosis, spleen, spontaneous rupture, rheumatoid arthritis, SPONTANEOUS SPLENIC RUPTURE, AA-AMYLOIDOSIS, LIVER-TRANSPLANTATION, EFFICACY
  • Ataturk University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

A 63-year-old man who had had a history of rheumatoid arthritis presented with shock and hemoperitoneum, without a history of trauma. An emergency laparatomy revealed hemoperitoneum and splenic rupture with massive bleeding. Splenectomy was performed. Histopathological examination of the spleen revealed amyloid deposition in the wall of the vessels. Rectal biopsy revealed amyloid deposition in mucosa that indicating amyloiclosis was systemic. Histochemical studies showed that amyloid was secondary or AA.