Primary Localised Amyloidosis of Urethra Presenting as a Penile StrictureCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Padmapriya Jaiprakash,
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Basic Sciences, Kasturba Medical College, Madhava Nagar,
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India-576104, Karnataka, India.
Amyloidosis is characterized by the deposition of fibrillar proteins by either plasma cells or derived from circulating proteins, the former especially involved in pathogenesis of localised amyloidosis. We describe a case of primary localised amyloidosis involving the urethra, in a 54-year-old diabetic patient, presenting with symptoms of stricture. Though a rare cause, in a patient with clinical diagnosis of urethral stricture, one of the differential diagnosis to be ruled out is primary urethral amyloidosis.
Fibrillar proteins, Obstruction, Urethroscopy
Padmapriya Jaiprakash, Archana Shivmurthy, Manna Valiathan, Arun Chawla. PRIMARY LOCALISED AMYLOIDOSIS OF URETHRA PRESENTING AS A PENILE STRICTURE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 December [cited: 2018 Dec 14 ]; 12:ED01-ED03. Available from
Date of Submission: May 21, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Jun 29, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Sep 19, 2018
Date of Publishing: Dec 01, 2018
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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