Multiple myeloma

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


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Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Female

CT Brain (selected images)

Multiple well-circumscribed bone lytic lesions.

Case Discussion

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

Disseminated multiple myeloma has two common radiological appearances:

  • numerous, well circumscribed lytic bone lesions: more common (like this case)
  • generalised osteopaenia: less common
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Case information

rID: 14263
Published: 11th Jul 2011
Last edited: 28th Jun 2018
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