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Rev Med Interne. 2007 Apr;28(4):269-71. Epub 2007 Jan 9.

[Beta 2-microglobulin amyloidosis presenting as intestinal perforation in a haemodialysis patient].

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  • 1Service d'anatomie et de cytologie pathologiques de l'hôpital Charles-Nicolle de Tunis, boulevard 9-Avril-1938, 1006 Tunis, Tunisie.


Long term haemodialysis patient is subject to several complications such as generalised amyloidosis which is the result of deposits of beta2-microglobulin not depurated by haemodialysis. Digestive location causes ischemic accidents such as ulcer, infarctus, digestive haemorrhage, pseudo-obstruction and perforation manifested by a surgical emergency. Our observation is the 6th case of intestinal perforation caused by amyloidosis deposit reported in the literature.

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