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Spinal Cord Compression as a Consequence of Spinal Plasmacytoma in a Patient with Multiple Myeloma: A Case Report

Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TH, UK
Clin. Pract. 2021, 11(1), 124-130; https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11010018
Received: 4 December 2020 / Revised: 20 February 2021 / Accepted: 23 February 2021 / Published: 25 February 2021
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a B cell malignancy resulting in osteolytic lesions. Pathological fracture of the vertebral body resulting in spinal cord compression is a common complication and accounts for approximately 5% of patients with MM. To date, there are no definitive guidelines for the treatment of spinal cord compression as a consequence of MM. Radiotherapy has frequently been the preferred form of treatment. Some surgeons, however, feel that spinal lesions in multiple myeloma should be treated in the same manner as spinal metastases from solid organs. I report the management of a 46-year-old gentleman with multiple myeloma that had resulted in neural compression in the lumbar and thoracic areas. Initial emergent treatment in this patient consisted of spinal decompression and stabilisation. View Full-Text
Keywords: multiple myeloma (MM); metastatic spinal cord compression; spinal decompression; spinal stabilisation multiple myeloma (MM); metastatic spinal cord compression; spinal decompression; spinal stabilisation
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Trivedi, R.J. Spinal Cord Compression as a Consequence of Spinal Plasmacytoma in a Patient with Multiple Myeloma: A Case Report. Clin. Pract. 2021, 11, 124-130. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11010018

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Trivedi RJ. Spinal Cord Compression as a Consequence of Spinal Plasmacytoma in a Patient with Multiple Myeloma: A Case Report. Clinics and Practice. 2021; 11(1):124-130. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11010018

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Trivedi, Rishi J. 2021. "Spinal Cord Compression as a Consequence of Spinal Plasmacytoma in a Patient with Multiple Myeloma: A Case Report" Clin. Pract. 11, no. 1: 124-130. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11010018

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