oa South African Medical Journal - Amyloid disease - an unusual cause of megalo-oesophagus

Volume 43, Issue 39
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The absence of long-standing chronic illness, the multi focal nature and the failure to prove a definite association with a myelomatous state suggest that this is a case of primary amyloidosis involving (so far as is known) the heart, gastrointestinal tract (oesophagus and small intestine) and the lymph node in the groin.

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