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Surgical complications of amyloid disease.
  1. D. P. O'Doherty,
  2. J. P. Neoptolemos,
  3. D. C. Bouch,
  4. K. F. Wood
  1. Department of Surgery, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK.


    The case of a man with primary systemic amyloidosis without myelomatosis and long-term survival is described. The patient has had major surgical complications from large amyloid deposits in the colon, dorsal spine and peritoneal cavity. The patient remains well 14 years after diagnosis.

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