Primary amyloidoma of the spine

J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1982 Dec;6(6):1175-7. doi: 10.1097/00004728-198212000-00021.


A rare case of primary solitary amyloidoma involving the dorsal spine is reported. Destruction of the fourth thoracic vertebra and extension of the soft tissue mass around the vertebra were visualized on linear tomography and computed tomography. Diagnosis was made on the basis of histology and histochemical reactions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Amyloid / analysis*
  • Amyloidosis / diagnosis
  • Biopsy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Histocytochemistry
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mediastinal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Spinal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Spinal Neoplasms / metabolism
  • Tomography
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Amyloid