Multiple myeloma - spine

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Back pain.

MRI

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: 16th Jul 2018
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