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Table 5 Results of studies reporting on biopsies taken during carpal tunnel release of seemingly idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome

From: Musculoskeletal pathology as an early warning sign of systemic amyloidosis: a systematic review of amyloid deposition and orthopedic surgery

Study Patients with Biopsy Amyloid Positive Biopsy Follow Up Diagnosed with Systemic Amyloidosis Type of Systemic Amyloidosis
Fernandez Fuertes et al. [37] 147 29 36 months 4 3 AL, 1 ATTR
Kyle et al. [40] 35 35 11 years 2 1 ATTR, 1 untyped
Gioeva et al. [14] 1010 98 None NR  
Nakamichi et al. [41] 108 10 12.5 years 0  
Sekijima et al. [18] 100 34 None NR  
Sperry et al. [45] 98 10 None, concomitant workup for systemic disease if biopsy positive 3 2 ATTR, 1 AL
Stein et al. [46] 108 19 None NR  
Sueyoshi et al. [13] 54 20 None NR