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Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial

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MARTOS DIAZ, P. et al. Oral nodular amyloidosis. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2008, vol.30, n.1, pp.35-40. ISSN 2173-9161.

Introduction. Amyloidosis is a condition characterized by the deposit of amyloid in different tissues. In the oral cavity it is usually manifested as macroglossia and, more rarely, as nodules on the surface. Clinical case. A man had multiple myeloma that began with nodular lesions of the lower lip and tongue. As a result of these lesions, the patient was diagnosed of systemic amyloidosis by histological study. Discussion. Amyloid nodules in the oral cavity are a rare manifestation of systemic amyloidosis. Its appearance entails the necessity to make I diagnose differential with other organizations and I diagnose of certainty is obtained by means of the histological analysis.

Keywords : Lingual amyloidosis; Congo red; Amyloid nodules; Multiple myeloma; Amyloid protein.

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