Disseminated lytic skeletal lesions (myeloma)

Case contributed by Dr Vineet Prakash

Presentation

Back pain following a minor fall

Patient Data

Age: 83
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray
  • There is a wedge fracture of the T12 and L1 vertebrae
  • There is a loss of height of L4
Modality: X-ray
  • There are widespread small lytic lesions .

 

Case Discussion

This patient had underlying myeloma which resulted in him sustaining the wedge fracture of the lumbar spine upon falling. His anterior wedge fracture resulted in 75% loss of anterior vertebral body height and thus a significant kyphotic deformity.

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Case Information

rID: 31568
Case created: 16th Oct 2014
Last edited: 26th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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