a1 Institute of Pathology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong
a2 Department of Medicine, Grantham Hospital Aberdeen, Hong Kong
a3 Forensic Pathology Service, Department of Health, Hong Kong.
Localized amyloidosis of the larynx is usually described as a non-bleeding lesion. We report a patient with localized laryngeal amyloidosis who developed a massive upper respiratory tract haemorrhage and died. This potentially fatal complication of localized amyloidosis of the larynx merits recognition as the disease could be controlled in most instances by surgical excision of the amyloid deposit.
(Accepted August 08 1992)
c1 Dr Louis T. C. Chow, Institute of Pathology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Wylie Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Fax: (852)-385-2455