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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 […]

Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma

Basics Description MFH is an uncommon, malignant, primary mesenchymal tumor of soft tissue or bone that resembles fibrosarcoma. In primary MFH of bone, the long bones are affected most commonly. Classification: Several subtypes have been described, but typing has not been shown to have prognostic implications. General Prevention No preventive measures are known. Epidemiology […]

Hemangioma

Basics Description This benign tumor of vascular origin usually affects the skeletal system, but it also may occur in the soft tissues. Found in all age groups, this tumor most commonly is diagnosed in the middle decades of life. Epidemiology Incidence This tumor is uncommon. Prevalence No substantial gender difference has been noted. Risk […]