Acute cholecystitis with wild-type transthyretin systemic amyloidosis in the gallbladder: a case report

Authors

  • Richard Yu-Cheng Chou Department of General Surgery, Dubbo Base Hospital, Dubbo, NSW, Australia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6027-5362
  • Colin Mc Clintock Department of General Medicine, Dubbo Base Hospital, Dubbo, NSW, Australia
  • Than H. Oo Department of Anatomical Pathology, Dubbo Hospital Laboratory, NSW, Dubbo, Australia
  • Chandika Liyanage Department of General Surgery, Dubbo Base Hospital, Dubbo, NSW, Australia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20240185

Keywords:

Amyloidosis, Acute cholecystitis, Gallbladder, Wild-type transthyretin amyloidosis

Abstract

Amyloidosis is a rare disease involving the deposition of organised insoluble proteins in various body viscera, with the disease further classified into different subtypes. In exceedingly rare cases the literature has reported the presence of amyloid deposition in the gallbladder. We described the first documented case of wild-type transthyretin systemic amyloidosis involving the gallbladder, occurring in a 91-year-old female who presented with acute cholecystitis.

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2024-01-30

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