Primary amyloidosis of the larynx.


Bathma Dhevi SUSIBALAN 1, Irfan MOHAMAD 1, Nik Fariza Husna NIK HASSAN 1, 2, Wan Faiziah Wan ABDUL RAHMAN 3, Ikmal Hisyam BAKRIN 3

1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 2 Speech Pathology Programme, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 3 Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, Kelantan, Malaysia




Laryngeal amyloidosis is a rare condition accounting for less than 1% of all benign laryngeal tumors. With slightly of male preponderance, the incidence is more common in fifth to seventh decade of life. We report a case of primary laryngeal amyloidosis presented in a 40-year-old Malay lady, who presented with chronic hoarseness. The lesion was completed excised endoscopic laser treatment.



Keywords: Amyloidosis, immunoglobulin light chain, larynx


Correspondence author: Bathma D SUSIBALAN, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan,


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Brunei Int Med J. 2014; 10 (2): 110-115