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Amyloidosis: An Unusual cause of Mesenteric, Omental and Lymph node Calcifications

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Prof. Dr. F.M. Vanhoenacker ,

M.D., Department of Radiology, AZ Sint-Maarten, Duffel-Mechelen; Department of Radiology, Antwerp University Hospital, University of Antwerp, Edegem; Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Ghent, Belgium, BE
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K. Vanwambeke,

Department of Radiology, AZ Sint-Maarten, Duffel-Mechelen, Belgium, BE
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G. Jacomen

Department of Pathology, AZ Sint-Maarten, Duffel-Mechelen, Belgium, BE
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Abstract

We present a rare case of amyloidosis initially presenting with giant calcified inguinal adenopathy. Further imaging revealed diffuse calcifications within the mesentery and greater omentum.

Amyloid deposition may mimic chronic granulomatous disorders and primary or secondary neoplastic conditions. Although definite diagnosis is made on histology, the radiologist should include amyloidosis in the differential diagnosis in the absence of a clinical history of neoplastic disorders or chronic infection, especially if extensive intralesional calcifications are seen. Ultrasound may be useful to target solid noncalcified areas in easily accessible extraabdominal locations.
Keywords: Amyloidosis  
How to Cite: Vanhoenacker, P.D.F.M., Vanwambeke, K. & Jacomen, G., (2014). Amyloidosis: An Unusual cause of Mesenteric, Omental and Lymph node Calcifications. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 97(5), pp.283–286. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.1329
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Published on 01 Sep 2014.
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