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Multiple Myeloma

Basics Description The most common of the plasma cell dyscrasias (usually with a monoclonal gammopathy) affecting the hematopoietic, musculoskeletal, and renal systems. Classification (plasma cell dyscrasias): Solitary myeloma Multiple myeloma Osteosclerotic myeloma Synonyms: Myeloma; Plasmacytoma Epidemiology Rare in patients <40 years old The Male:Female ratio is ~2:1. The peak age is the 6th decade […]

Metastatic Bone Disease

Basics Description The most common cause of destructive bone lesions in the adult The amount of bone destruction varies from small amounts to complete fracture. Bone metastases occur less commonly in children than in adults. Virtually any malignancy may metastasize to bone. With some cancers (such as breast and prostate cancer), virtually all patients […]