Medline ® Abstract for Reference 63
of 'Dialysis-related amyloidosis'
Compressive myelopathy due to dialysis-associated amyloidosis.
Sanchez R, Praga M, Rivas Salas JJ, Araque A, Mazuecos A, Andres A, Rodicio JL
A 66-year-old woman presented a spastic quadriparesis due to compression of the cervical cord 6 years after the beginning of chronic hemodialysis. Five years later, she developed a second episode of compressive myelopathy affecting the lumbar spine. On both occasions, surgical laminectomy with removal of fibroligamentous rings that compressed the cord led to a total recovery of the patient. Histological study demonstrated the presence of massive amyloid deposits in the surgically excised material.
Nephrology Department, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain.