Fredrik Hellem Schjesvold
Recently updated 19.02.2018
Head of Oslo myeloma center
Oslo University Hospital
Symptoms and findings of multiple myeloma
Symptoms and findings are caused by the localization of myeloma cells in bone marrow and the effect of the M-component (paraprotein).
- Bone pain
- Reduced renal function
- Anemia, more rarely leukopenia and thrombocytopenia
- Hypercalcemia due to osteolysis
- Repeated bacterial infections due to reduced immune system
- Neuralgia, paralysis, and numbness
- Signs of amyloidosis, for example large tongue, carpal tunnel syndrome, kidney and/or heart failure
- Prolonged elevated blood sedimentation rate.
|MRI of patient with myeloma in spine. Click to enlarge image.
||MRI of patient with destruction and collapse of vertebra. Click to enlarge image.
||X-ray of patient with pathological fracture in humerus. Click to enlarge image.
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