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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 122

of 'Dialysis-related amyloidosis'

Amyloid bone cysts of the femoral neck. Impending fractures treated by curettage and bone grafting.
Naito M, Ogata K, Shiota E, Oyama M
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1994;76(6):922.
We performed curettage and bone grafting of amyloid cysts of the femoral neck in five patients on long-term haemodialysis. All had had hip pain on weight-bearing. The duration of haemodialysis before the operation averaged 15 years and the average age of the patients was 53 years. All the large cystic lesions were located in the anterosuperior quadrant of the femoral neck. At operation, they were found to consist of fibrous tissue containing amyloid deposits. Postoperatively, all five patients had painless hips and the grafts had incorporated into the bone defects.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, Japan.