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Case Reports in Nephrology
Volume 2015, Article ID 250604, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/250604
Case Report

The Hidden Cost of Untreated Paragangliomas of the Head and Neck: Systemic Reactive (AA) Amyloidosis

1Department of Nephrology, School of Medicine, Kocaeli University, 41000 Kocaeli, Turkey
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, School of Medicine, Kocaeli University, 41000 Kocaeli, Turkey
3Department of Neurology, Kandira Government Hospital, 41600 Kocaeli, Turkey
4Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Kocaeli University, 41000 Kocaeli, Turkey
5Department of Otorhinolaryngology School of Medicine, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, 48000 Muğla, Turkey

Received 29 December 2014; Accepted 27 February 2015

Academic Editor: Jaume Almirall

Copyright © 2015 Erkan Dervisoglu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We report a case of a 51-year-old man who was diagnosed with systemic reactive (AA) amyloidosis in association with untreated glomus jugulare and glomus caroticum tumors. He refused radiotherapy and renal replacement therapy. Paragangliomas, although rare, should be considered one of the tumors that can result in AA amyloidosis.