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Gastrointestinal amyloidosis has aspecific imaging findings. When the presence of amyloidosis on a contrast enhanced CT scan of the abdomen is likely, a biopsy has to be obtained to confirm the diagnosis histopathologically.






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Gastrointestinal amyloidosis presenting as enterocolitis on abdominal CT scan

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The imaging findings of amyloidosis are nonspecific and diverse due to its association with various chronic diseases such as multiple myeloma. We report a case of gastrointestinal amyloidosis presenting as enterocolitis on a contrast enhanced CT scan of the abdomen.






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