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Otorinolaringologia 2006 December;56(4):155-8

Copyright © 2006 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Primary amyloidosis presenting with snoring

Enoz M. 1, Suoglu Y. 2, Cuhadaroglu C. 3, Ulusan M. 2, Gulluoglu M. 4

1 Maresal Cakmak Military Hospital Deparment of Othorinolaringology and Head and Neck Surgery, Erzurum, Turkey 2 Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Istanbul University, School of Medicine, Turkey 3 Sleep Laboratory, Chest Department, Istanbul University, School of Medicine,Turkey 4 Department of Pathology, Istanbul University, School of Medicine, Turkey


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Snoring is predictive symptom for occult underlying plasma cell dyscrasia. This can lead to improvement of patient survey. We report a rare case, 55-year-old male with primary local amyloidosis of the tongue. A bone marrow biopsy revealed light chain myeloma. Amyloid deposits were found in the tongue. Oral amyloidosis is usually presented in the tongue and is often regarded as a paraneoplastic phenomenon. Present patient have tongue amyloidosis due to plasma cell dyscrasia without systemic involvement at admittance to our clinic.

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