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Ann Hepatol. 2013 Jan-2014 Feb;13(1):142-9.

Portal hypertension and acute liver failure as uncommon manifestations of primary amyloidosis.

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1
Departments of Gastroenterology School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Santiago, Chile.
2
Department of Pathology School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Santiago, Chile.
3
Department of Hemato-oncology, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Santiago, Chile.

Abstract

Hepatic involvement in primary amyloidosis is an infrequent challenge to the hepatologist. Although usually asymptomatic, amyloidosis may have unusual manifestations. Liver biopsy is an important diagnostic tool for this condition. Herein, we report three cases of portal hypertension related to primary hepatic amyloidosis, one of them in the form of acute liver failure.

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