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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Shaghayegh Habibi, M.D.[2]

Overview

Organ-specific transplant may need to be done, depending on the organ involved. However, surgery is not commonly done in patients with amyloidosis, since it is usually a systemic disease that requires treatment of the underlying cause.

Surgery

References

  1. Kennedy TL, Patel NM (June 2000). "Surgical management of localized amyloidosis". Laryngoscope. 110 (6): 918–23. doi:10.1097/00005537-200006000-00005. PMID 10852504.
  2. Estep JD, Bhimaraj A, Cordero-Reyes AM, Bruckner B, Loebe M, Torre-Amione G (2012). "Heart transplantation and end-stage cardiac amyloidosis: a review and approach to evaluation and management". Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 8 (3): 8–16. PMC 3487570. PMID 23227279.



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