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Multiple myeloma - spine

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Back pain.

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


MRI of the thoracic spine demonstrates extensive patchy regions of bone marrow replacement (normal fatty marrow is bright on both T1 and T2 - abnormal marrow is dark) associated with multiple superior endplate crush fractures. Features are suggestive of multiple myeloma.

Case Discussion

The diagnosis of multiple myeloma was subsequently confirmed histologically. 

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Case information

rID: 9968
Published: 3rd Jun 2010
Last edited: 18th Dec 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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