Oral cavity
Other benign tumors / conditions
Amyloidosis

Author: Charu Thakral, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 April 2018, last major update April 2013

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Cite this page: Thakral, C. Amyloidosis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/oralcavityamyloidosis.html. Accessed August 16th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Amyloidosis of tongue a common finding in older individuals, isolated or part of systemic disease
  • Rarely causes diffuse macroglossia or localized tumor
Case reports
Clinical images

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30 year old woman

54 year old man

Enlargement of the tongue

Microscopic (histologic) images

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Fibrillar deposition is Congo red+

Congo red stain: apple green birefringence under polarized light