Systemic Primary Amyloidosis Presenting as Generalized Lymphadenopathy and Massive Pleural Effusion


Department of Thoracic Surgery, NRITLD, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, TEHRAN- IRAN.


A 73 year- old man with cough, dyspnea, generalized lymphadenopathy and left sided pleural effusion was admitted with primary impression of lymphoproliferative disorders. The precise evaluation showed systemic primary amyloidosis with the rare presentation of generalized lymphadenopathy and massive pleural effusion without any other organ involvement as the available tests showed. (Tanaffos 2005; 4(16): 69-71)