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CLINICAL RECORDS
Year : 2003  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-34

Amyloidosis of the larynx and pharynx


1 Clinical Assistant, Department of Otolaryngology, The Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Lancaster -, England
2 Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology, The Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Lancaster -, England

Correspondence Address:
A A Kochhar
Dept. of Otolaryngology, The Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Lancaster
England
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.289562

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Amyloidosis is a disturbance of metabolism characterized by a deposition of proteinaceous material in different organs and results in a wide range of clinical manifestations. Involvement of the pharynx and larynx is a rare and benign process. We report two cases involving the pharynx and larynx separately. This is an update of the literature review, the classification of amyloidosis, its pathogenesis and its management.


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