Korean J Urol.  2003 Jun;44(6):614-616.

Primary Amyloidosis of the Bladder

  • 1Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea. urosys@chosun.ac.kr


Amyloidosis is a systemic disease characterized by the deposition of homogenous, eosinophilic and hyaline protein. Most cases of amyloidosis occur as a systemic disease, with a poor prognosis. Conversely, primary localized amyloidosis of the bladder has an excellent prognosis in most cases, it is, therefore, important to distinguish primary localized from systemic amyloidosis. Primary localized amyloidosis of the bladder is a rare disease, causing hematuria, which is often confused with bladder cancer. The diagnosis is usually made from a biopsy and subsequent pathological examination. We report a case of primary localized amyloidosis of the bladder, occurring in a 73 year old man, treated with a transurethral resection.


Amyloidosis; Urinary bladder
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