Amyloidosis is a disorder of the protein metabolism characterized by abnormalextracellular deposition of protein masses with a fibrillar structure. The authors describe a case ofcombined diffuse primary amyloidosis with the main manifestations in the region of the tonguewhich imitated a malignant tumour, and draw attention to the pitfalls of diagnosis.
Key words: amyloidosis of the tongue, dysphagia.
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