Cite this page: Weisenberg, E. Amyloid tumor. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/esophagusamyloidtumor.html. Accessed January 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
- Very rare in absence of systemic disease
- May cause perforation and hematemesis
- Amyloid (not necessarily in tumor form) may cause achalasia (J Clin Gastroenterol 1990;12:447)
- With systemic disease (Laryngoscope 1976;86:850)