Primary amyloidosis presenting with snoring

Enoz M., SÜOĞLU Y. H., Cuhadaroglu Ç., ULUSAN M., GÜLLÜOĞLU M.

Otorinolaringologia, vol.56, no.4, pp.155-158, 2006 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Name: Otorinolaringologia
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.155-158
  • Keywords: Plasma cell dyscrasia, Snoring, Tongue amyloidosis
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Snoring is predictive symptom for occult underlying plasma cell dyscrasia. This can lead to improvement of patient survey. We report a rare case, 55-year-old male with primary local amyloidosis of the tongue. A bone marrow biopsy revealed light chain myeloma. Amyloid deposits were found in the tongue. Oral amyloidosis is usually presented in the tongue and is often regarded as a paraneoplastic phenomenon. Present patient have tongue amyloidosis due to plasma cell dyscrasia without systemic involvement at admittance to our clinic.