LEOPOLD J. SNYDER, M.D.; SEYMOUR K. WILHELM, M.D.
Plasma cell myeloma causing spinal cord compression has occasionally been reported. Klemme1 in 1933 reported five cases which he had observed in a three year period. Paul and Pohle2 found 14 cases of myeloma of the spine in 45 cases of solitary myeloma of bone, whereas Pasternack and Waugh3 noted that four of 30 cases of solitary myeloma of bone occurred in the spine. Denker and Brock4 point out that many myelomas begin in a vertebral body and "announce their presence by compression of the cord." These authors go on to state that "typically the case is in a person
SNYDER LJ, WILHELM SK. MULTIPLE MYELOMA WITH SPINAL CORD COMPRESSION AS THE INITIAL FINDING1. Ann Intern Med. ;28:1169–1177. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-6-1169
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(6):1169-1177.
Emergency Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Multiple Myeloma, Neurology.
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