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Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2456-8899, ISSN: 2231-0614 (Past),Vol.: 23, Issue.: 3

Case Study

A Complicated Case of Dyspnea


Dafne T. Moretta1*, Christopher Gasho1, Laura Denham1 and Laren A. Tan1

1Loma Linda University Medical Center, 11234 Anderson St, Loma Linda, CA 92354, USA.

Article Information


(1) Andrea S. Melani, Antismoking Centre, Azienda Ospedaliera Senese, Italy.


(1) Serdar Özkan, Medova Hospital, Turkey.

(2) Coquart Jeremy, University of Rouen, France.

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This is the case of a patient initially presenting with productive cough, pleuritic chest pain, and hypoxemia. After a complicated clinical course the patient was eventually diagnosed with mucinous adenocarcinoma of the lung and associated pleural amyloidosis.

The relation between cancer and amyloidosis is still unclear; however it is a very well- known fact that amyloid deposits are linked to malignancy. Gene mutations in cancer can trigger the expression of proteins which can aggregate into amyloid like fibrils.

Keywords :

Adenocarcinoma of the lung; pleural amyloid; mucinous adenocarcinoma; pulmonary cavitations; multifocal lung cancer; amyloidosis.

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DOI : 10.9734/JAMMR/2017/35222

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