Abnormal radiological features in a multiple myeloma patient: A case report and radiological review of myelomas

S. Ghosh, P. Wadhwa, A. Kumar, K. M. Pai, S. Seshadri, C. Manohar

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Abstract

Multiple myeloma is the prototype of malignant monoclonal gammopathies. The most common skeletal sites are pelvis, skull, spine, ribs and femoral and humeral shafts. The classic radiographic presentation of multiple myeloma is lytic skeletal lesions. Other types of presentation include sclerotic and porotic changes. Primary sclerotic manifestations are rare and occur in only 3% of cases. Although exceptional, multiple myeloma must be borne in mind in the presence of bone sclerosis. This report presents a patient with multiple myeloma with a sunburst/hair-on-end pattern on the radiograph and sclerotic skeletal lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-518
Number of pages6
JournalDentomaxillofacial Radiology
Volume40
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Dentistry(all)

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