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Revista Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia

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VALERA, Fabiana C. P.; FOMIN, Denílson S.; MAGGIONI JR, Gilberto S.  and  GRELLET, Marcos. Localized laryngeal amyloidosis: case report and literature review. Rev. Bras. Otorrinolaringol. [online]. 2004, vol.70, n.3, pp.423-426. ISSN 0034-7299.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-72992004000300022.

Localized laryngeal amyloidosis is a rare disease, corresponding to less than 1% of benign tumors in larynx. However, localized amyloidosis occurs mostly in larynx, being of great importance its diagnose by Otorhinolaryngologists. It is related to monoclonal production of light chain immunoglobulins, mainly l and k. This study has the purpose of relating a case of laryngeal amyloidosis assisted in Laryngology and Voice Clinics at Clinics Hospital FMRP - USP, and discussing literature as well.

Keywords : amyloidosis; larynx.

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