Multiple myeloma

Case contributed by Bruno Di Muzio
Diagnosis probable


Not provided

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Female

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

CT Brain (selected images)


Multiple well-circumscribed bone lytic lesions.

Case Discussion

This patient was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. This neoplasia results from the monoclonal proliferation of malignant plasma cells which produce immunoglobulins (commonly IgG) and infiltrate hematopoietic locations.

Disseminated multiple myeloma has two common radiological appearances:

  • numerous, well circumscribed lytic bone lesions: more common (like this case)
  • generalized osteopenia: less common

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