Tracheobronchial Amiloidosis

Demirbas S., Kutlu O., Sakin A.

ISTANBUL MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.16, pp.119-121, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/imj.2015.76588
  • Page Numbers: pp.119-121


Localized pulmonary amyloidosis without systemic involvement differentiates as nodular parenchymal opacities, diffuse parenchymal opacities, or tracheobronchial amyloidosis (TBA). TBA is a condition mostly seen in males aged up to 50-60 years, accounting for approximately 1% of benign lesions in the tracheobronchial tree. TBA is characterized by the accumulation of the amyloid material comprising immunoglobulin light chain (AL), which are observed as submucosal plaques and/or polypoid tumors; progressive form of tracheobronchial amyloidosis can lead to airway obstruction. Repeated excisional treatments, mainly laser treatment is preferable to open surgery. Here, we have presented the case of a patient diagnosed with the rarely occurring localized TBA.