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Title: Multiple Myeloma with primary manifestation in the mandible: a case report
Author: Vieira-Leite Segundo, Airton
Lima Falcão, Marcelo Ferreira
Correia-Lins Filho, Romualdo
Marques Soares, Maria Sueli
López López, José, 1958-
Chimenos Küstner, Eduardo
Keywords: Càncer
Maxil·lars
Cancer
Jaws
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2008
Publisher: Medicina Oral SL
Abstract: Multiple myeloma is a monoclonal malignant proliferation of plasma cells that causes osteolytic lesions in the vertebrae, ribs, pelvic bone, skull and jaw. We report on a clinical case of an 81-year-old male patient who presented with a tumefaction in the mandibular symphysis region, which had evolved over the previous seven months. In the radiographic examination, an extensive osteolytic lesion was observed in the region mentioned above. An incisional biopsy was performed and a histopathological study revealed a malignant hematopoietic neoplasm formed by plasmacytoid cells. During the bone gammagraphy a dissemination of the disease was detected in the scapula, clavicle and ribs. The diagnosis was multiple myeloma. Knowledge about the maxillofacial manifestations of multiple myeloma is important for the early diagnosis of the disease, since its primary form can manifest itself in the jaw. In the clinical case presented here, we highlight the interdisciplinarity needed to obtain a diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: http://www.medicinaoral.com/
It is part of: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugia Bucal, 2008, vol. 13, num. 4, p. 232-234
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/50740
ISSN: 1698-4447
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