Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - nontumor
Systemic diseases / conditions

Topic Completed: 1 May 2012

Revised: 24 April 2019

Copyright: 2002-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Amyloidosis[TI] liver[TI] full text[sb]

Komal Arora, M.D.
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Definition / general
Case reports
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Spontaneous rupture of
liver associated with
treatment for systemic
AL amyloidosis

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Amyloid deposition in blood vessels and sinusoids, leading to atrophic hepatocyte cell plates
  • May have pericellular fibrosis
Microscopic (histologic) images

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AL (systemic) amyloidosis

Myeloma associated amyloidosis

Portal arteriole: sulfated Alcian blue stain

Positive stains
  • Congo red (apple green birefringence with polarized microscopy)
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