Endobronchial amyloidosis mimicking bronchial asthma: a case report and review of the literature
I read with great interest the case report by Özer and colleagues European Journal of Radiology 44 (2002) 37–39) in which the uthors believe tracheobronchial amyloidosis (TBA) is the most ommon form of primary pulmonary amyloidosis. We have expeienced several cases of primary pulmonary amyloidosis. But we o not think TBA has any predominance over the other types. With he doubt, we referred to some literatures on amyloidosis. A review n 2006 identified 95 cases of nodular primary pulmonary amyloiosis and 90 cases of TBA . It meant that TBA might not be the ost common type. Considering there are some sporadic cases of rimary pulmonary amyloidosis which is hard to collect, we sugest authors not to emphasize which type is themost common one hen it comes to primary pulmonary amyloidosis.