RONALD L. KAYE, M.D.; WILLIAM J. MARTIN, M.D.; DONALD C. CAMPBELL, M.D.; PAUL R. LIPSCOMB, M.D.
We are presenting two cases of myeloma that apparently began as solitary lesions. In both cases, dissemination occurred eventually. It is of interest, however, that we were not able to establish the diagnosis of multiple myeloma in one case on five separate sternal marrow aspirations. These cases are reported because of the initial diagnostic problems and the long survival of the patients.
Case 1. A retired farmer, 63 years old in 1959, was first examined at the Mayo Clinic in 1942. He had no complaints referable to the skeletal system, and the final diagnosis on that admission was
KAYE RL, MARTIN WJ, CAMPBELL DC, LIPSCOMB PR. LONG SURVIVAL IN DISSEMINATED MYELOMA WITH ONSET AS SOLITARY LESION: TWO CASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:535–544. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-3-535
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(3):535-544.
Hematology/Oncology, Multiple Myeloma.
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