PATHOLOGY & ONCOLOGY RESEARCHVol. 2 No. 2, 1996

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Visceral Aluminum Deposition In Chronic Renal Insufficiency (Light Microscopy and X-ray Microanalysis)

Attila PATONAI1, András CSIKÓS1, György DEÁK2

11st Institute of Pathology and Experimental Cancer Research, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary
22nd Department of Internal Medicine, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary

 

Aluminum is a common element in our environment, but has been proved to be toxic, mainly in chronic renal insufficiency. Most cases of ALU intoxication occur during hemodialysis due to treatment of aluminum-containing drugs. In the present case, we describe visceral manifestations of aluminum deposition in a middle aged, multidialysed, male patient. Light and polarization microscopy examinations and X-ray microanalysis revealed amorph, extracellular aluminum deposits in various parenchymal organs causing failure of heart, lung and kidney functions. There were no anamnestic data concerning aluminum-containing drugs or occupational exposure. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 2, Nr 2, 94-97, 1996

Key words: aluminum; renal insufficency; myocardium; lung; kidney


Received: Feb 2, 1996; accepted: Mar 1, 1996
Correspondence: Attila PATONAI, 1st Institute of Pathology and Experimental Cancer Research, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Üllõi út 26. Budapest H-1085, Hungary, Fax: 36-1-1335784; E-mail: patonai@korb1.sote.hu

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