Multiple myeloma

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


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Patient Data

Age: 74
Gender: Female

CT Brain (selected images)

Multiple well circumscribed lytic bone lesions.

Case Discussion

Multiple myeloma results from monoclonal proliferation of malignant plasma cells which produce immunoglobulins (commonly IgG) and infiltrate haemopoietic locations.

Disseminated multiple myeloma has two common radiological appearances:

  1. numerous, well circumscribed lytic bone lesions: more common (like this case).
  2. generalized osteopaenia: less common
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Case information

rID: 14263
Case created: 11th Jul 2011
Last edited: 6th Sep 2015
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