Esophageal involvement in secondary amyloidosis mimicking achalasia

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  • Amyloidosis is usually considered as a cause of motor disorders of the esophagus, including achalasia. However, most patients with amyloid in the esophagus are AL-type amyloid. We report what we believe is the fourth case of secondary amyloidosis (AA-type) resulting from rheumatoid arthritis. Clinically and radiologically the picture was that of achalasia. © 1990, Raven Press, Ltd., New York.
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  • Estrada CA; Lewandowski C; Schubert TT; Dorman PJ
  • Start Page

  • 447
  • End Page

  • 450
  • Volume

  • 12
  • Issue

  • 4