Solitary pleural amyloid nodules occurring as coin lesions diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration biopsy

Diagn Cytopathol. 1991;7(3):304-7. doi: 10.1002/dc.2840070319.


Solitary pleural amyloid nodule is rare and radiologically can mimic neoplastic lesions. This report describes two cases of this entity diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration biopsy in patients without systemic amyloid deposits. The histologic, ultrastructural, and cytologic features are described.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Amyloidosis / diagnosis*
  • Amyloidosis / pathology
  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pleural Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Pleural Diseases / pathology
  • Solitary Pulmonary Nodule / diagnosis