Abdominal manifestations of extraosseous myeloma: Cross-sectional imaging spectrum

Shaile Philips, Christine Menias, Raghunandan Vikram, Abhijit Sunnapwar, Srinivasa R. Prasad

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Abstract

Extraosseous myeloma, defined as the myelomatous involvement outside the skeleton system, is rare and often associated with advanced multiple myeloma. There has been a recent increase in the clinicoradiological incidence of this entity, possibly secondary to increased survival of patients and frequent use of imaging. This has led to the development of new clinical staging guidelines for multiple myeloma, which include the use of imaging modalities positron emission tomography/computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging for accurate detection and optimal management. The aims of this review were to discuss the significance of identification of extraosseous disease, to describe the spectrum and common sites of extraosseous involvement in the abdomen, and to review the imaging findings of extraosseous myeloma in the abdomen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-212
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

Keywords

  • extraosseous myeloma
  • myeloma
  • plasmacytoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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