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Vol 7, No 2 (2005)
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Published online: 2005-09-06
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Symptoms of oral myeloma - two case reports and literature review

Iwona Niedzielska, Jacek Pająk, Jan Drugacz, Marcin Mrówka, Daria Wziątek-Kuczmik, Magdalena Jędrusik-Pawłowska
Chirurgia Polska 2005;7(2):132-137.

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Vol 7, No 2 (2005)
Aktualności
Published online: 2005-09-06

Abstract

Multiple myeloma is a malignant tumour that generally develops in the bone marrow. The diagnostic triad for multiple myeloma is increased tendency for bruising and bleeding, osteolysis (lytic bone lesions), and Bence-Jones proteinuria. Diagnosis remains difficult, and a combination of therapies are recommended. Two cases of myeloma diagnosed in the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery in Katowice are presented. One patient was seen for an anterior maxillary deformity with an inflammatory infiltrate (aged > 60 years; lesion location: anterior maxilla); the other presented pain related to a pathological mandible fracture (aged > 60 years; lesion location: body of the mandible).

Abstract

Multiple myeloma is a malignant tumour that generally develops in the bone marrow. The diagnostic triad for multiple myeloma is increased tendency for bruising and bleeding, osteolysis (lytic bone lesions), and Bence-Jones proteinuria. Diagnosis remains difficult, and a combination of therapies are recommended. Two cases of myeloma diagnosed in the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery in Katowice are presented. One patient was seen for an anterior maxillary deformity with an inflammatory infiltrate (aged > 60 years; lesion location: anterior maxilla); the other presented pain related to a pathological mandible fracture (aged > 60 years; lesion location: body of the mandible).
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Keywords

multiple myeloma; solitary plasmacytoma; mandible; maxilla; pathological fracture

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Title

Symptoms of oral myeloma - two case reports and literature review

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 7, No 2 (2005)

Pages

132-137

Published online

2005-09-06

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2005;7(2):132-137.

Keywords

multiple myeloma
solitary plasmacytoma
mandible
maxilla
pathological fracture

Authors

Iwona Niedzielska
Jacek Pająk
Jan Drugacz
Marcin Mrówka
Daria Wziątek-Kuczmik
Magdalena Jędrusik-Pawłowska

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