Transanal endoscopic microsurgery: The first attempt in treatment of rectal amyloidoma

Richa Sharma, Virgilio V. George

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Abstract

Localized amyloidosis is characterized by amyloid protein deposition restricted to one organ or tissue without systemic involvement. Gastrointestinal manifestations of localized amyloidoma are unusual, which makes amyloidoma restricted to the rectum a very rare diagnosis requiring a high index of suspicion. We present a rare account for rectal amyloidoma with an unusual presentation of obstructive symptoms and its treatment using a sophisticated surgical modality, transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM), which resulted in complete excision of the lesion without hospitalization and complications. The successful treatment for this rectal amyloidoma using TEM emphasizes the need to broaden its application in the treatment of various rectal lesions while preserving organ function and decreasing recurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1324-1328
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 28 2015

Keywords

  • Amyloidoma
  • Localized amyloidosis
  • Rectal amyloidoma
  • Transanal endoscopic microsurgery
  • Transanal endoscopic microsurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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