Asymptomatic Multiple Myeloma Masquerading as Accidental Fracture
Keywords:Multiple Myeloma, Fracture, Plasma Cells
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a disease caused by the diffuse, uncontrolled proliferation of plasma cells. Recent estimates indicate that nearly 140,000 new cases are diagnosed each year worldwide. The presenting symptoms have usually been severe bone pain, osteolytic bone damage and pathologic fractures, hypercalcemia, kidney damage, compromised
immune function, and anaemia. We report two cases of multiple myeloma, which presented as fractures following an accident. Biopsy of both cases showed multiple fragments of bone mixed with fibro collagenous tissue and sheets of mature and immature plasma cells. Both cases were diagnosed as cases of multiple myeloma, which presented with pathological fractures. Their treatment was started immediately.
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