Ischämische kolitis bei systemischer amyloidose

Translated title of the contribution: Ischemic colitis caused by a systemic amyloidosis

Thomas Aper*, M. Kleemann, F. Stellmacher, R. Broll, H. P. Bruch, S. Farke

*Corresponding author for this work


The term amyloidosis describes a variety of diseases, which have the deposition of proteins (amyloid) in tissues in common. Due to the pattern of amyloid deposition, amyloidosis can be divided in a localized and a systemic form. The systemic form again can be subdivided in a primary and a secondary amyloidosis according to the aetiology of the disease. The secondary amyloidosis is often associated with chronic inflammatory diseases. In this case report we refer about a 74-year-old female patient, who was admitted to our hospital with acute abdominal pain and diarrhea. The intraoperative finding showed a colitis in the descending and sigmoid part of the colon. The histo-pathological examination of the removed part of the colon revealed an ischemic colitis caused by the deposition of amyloid. The patient died in the postoperative course from a severe secondary amyloidosis. We report about diagnosis, therapy and conclusions from this interesting case.

Translated title of the contributionIschemic colitis caused by a systemic amyloidosis
Original languageGerman
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)132-135
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 04.2006

Research Areas and Centers

  • Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)


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