Computed tomography for diagnosis of hepatic rupture in primary systemic amyloidosis

Dennis A. Gastineau, Morie Gertz, Charles B. Rosen, Robert A. Kyle

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Abstract

Hepatic rupture in primary systemic amyloidosis is extremely ominous; death occurs in hours to days. We present two cases of hepatic rupture diagnosed ante mortem with computed tomography (CT). Surgical repair was possible in one instance and successfully controlled the bleeding. In the setting of primary amyloidosis, the early use of CT scanning for undiagnosed ascites, hypotension, or rapid organ enlargement may lead to early diagnosis and potential surgical correction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-196
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Hematology
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

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Rupture
Tomography
Liver
Ascites
Hypotension
Early Diagnosis
Hemorrhage
Primary amyloidosis

Keywords

  • amyloidosis
  • ante mortem
  • bleeding
  • hepatic rupture
  • surgical repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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Computed tomography for diagnosis of hepatic rupture in primary systemic amyloidosis. / Gastineau, Dennis A.; Gertz, Morie; Rosen, Charles B.; Kyle, Robert A.

In: American Journal of Hematology, Vol. 37, No. 3, 1991, p. 194-196.

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Gastineau, Dennis A. ; Gertz, Morie ; Rosen, Charles B. ; Kyle, Robert A. / Computed tomography for diagnosis of hepatic rupture in primary systemic amyloidosis. In: American Journal of Hematology. 1991 ; Vol. 37, No. 3. pp. 194-196.
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