Multiple Myeloma

  • Jasna Mihailovic
  • Stanley J. Goldsmith
  • Stanley J. Goldsmith
  • Ronan P. Killeen


History: Two months ago, patient had severe back pain. One month ago, an x-ray revealed age-indeterminate anterior wedge compression fractures of the T3–T5 vertebral bodies and a moderate compression deformity of the L1 vertebral body. She was treated with corticosteroids for the pain. Labs demonstrated IgG lambda multiple myeloma: IgA (<15 mg/dL), IgM (27 mg/dL), IgG (2,979 mg/dL), kappa (7.1 mg/L), lambda (133 mg/L), kappa/lambda ratio 0.05.


Multiple Myeloma Lytic Lesion Teaching Point Severe Back Pain Plasma Cell Myeloma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jasna Mihailovic
    • 1
  • Stanley J. Goldsmith
    • 2
  • Stanley J. Goldsmith
    • 3
  • Ronan P. Killeen
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Medicine Oncology Institute of Vojvodina Sremska Kamenica Technical Faculty “Mihajlo Pupin” ZrenjaninUniversity of Novi SadSremska KamenicaSerbia
  2. 2.Division of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular ImagingNew York-Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Radiology & MedicineWeill Cornell Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Consultant Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine PhysicianSt Vincents University HospitalDublinIreland

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