Localized Amyloidosis of the Uterine Cervix

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Abstract

Summary

Localized amyloidosis of the uterine cervix is a rare entity. Only seven cases have been reported to date, and all were associated with a primary cervical squamous cell carcinoma; immunohistochemical studies proved the amyloid to be composed of cytokeratin, presumably derived from degenerated tumor cells. We report localized cervical amyloidosis producing a 1-cm nodule in a 28-year-old woman in the absence of systemic amyloidosis or a squamous cell carcinoma. Immunohistochemical stains showed the amyloid to be composed of amyloid-associated protein, a protein produced in chronic inflammatory conditions.

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