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J R Soc Med. 1995 June; 88(6): 320–324.
PMCID: PMC1295233

Localized amyloidosis of the genito-urinary tract.


Localized amyloidosis of the uro-genital tract is uncommon. It often simulates a neoplastic process. We describe our experience with three cases of localized amyloid of the bladder and one each of the ureter, prostate and corpora spongiosa.

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