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|Title: ||Amyloid angiopathy of the floor of the mouth: a case report and review of the literature|
|Authors: ||Kokong, Daniel D.|
Ibekwe, Titus S.
Okolo, Clement A.
Kodiya, Aliyu M.
Fasunla, James A.
Nwaorgu, Onyekwere G.B.
Akang, Effiong E.U.
|Issue Date: ||29-Oct-2007|
|Publisher: ||Journal of Medical Case Reports|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol. 1;Iss. 117; Pp 1-4|
|Abstract: ||Amyloidosis is a rare disease characterised by the deposition of insoluble extracellular fibrillar
proteins in various tissues of the body. The pattern of manifestation is organ dependent and also
on whether the disease is localised or systemic, primary or secondary.
Though the disease is usually fatal with a 5-year survival rate of 20%, there is still paucity of
literature on this disease entity worldwide. Diagnosis has remained mostly at autopsy.
A case of amyloid angiopathy involving the submandibular gland and floor of the mouth with an
associated fatal bleed is reported. The purpose of this case report is to reiterate the importance
of a high index of suspicion in the approach to the management of head and neck swellings.|
|Appears in Collections:||Surgery|
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