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Cancer Imaging

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 120–122

First Online: 05 May 2015Accepted: 20 May 2002


Multiple myeloma is characterised by a progressive proliferation of malignant plasma cells usually initiating in the bone marrow. The most common manifestations of this disease are bone involvement, renal disease and hematologic disorders. The radiological findings of diffuse osteopenia or osteolytic bone lesions are well recognised. Extraosseous myelomatous masses are found in less than 5% of multiple myeloma patients. The purpose of this essay is to acquaint the radiologist with this phenomenon and to illustrate the imaging features of the extraosseous masses of this unusual manifestation of multiple myeloma.

KeywordsCT US mammography myeloma This paper is available online at In the event of a change in the URL address, please use the DOI provided to locate the paper.

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Autor: Michael Patlas - Irith Hadas-Halpern - Eugene Libson


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