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Amyloidosis and acute hemorrhage of the kidney, ureter and bladder
Department of Urology, Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Aug  2017 (Vol.  24, Issue  4, Pages( 8934 - 8936)
PMID: 28832315


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  • Gross hematuria is a common occurrence in adults. The differential diagnosis is extensive, including: malignancy, trauma, inflammation of the urinary tract, and stones. While, urinary tract amyloidosis represents only a small percentage of causative gross hematuria, it is concerning because of its superficial resemblance to malignant processes. We report the case of an 82-year-old male with concurrent primary amyloidosis of the kidney, ureter and bladder in the setting of acute hemorrhage. Histopathological examination of several biopsied samples confirmed our diagnosis. A nephroureterectomy with bladder cuff was successfully performed without complication along with watchful waiting for the bladder amyloidosis.