Multiple Myeloma of the Lumbar Spine


Presentation

67 y/o man with low back pain.

Image Findings

Patchy and well-circumscribed areas of marrow replacement are noted in the lumbar vertebra. Several pathologic compression fractures are seen as well.

Discussion

The incidence of multiple myeloma is greatest in the elderly and commonly presents with back pain. Compression fractures are common as in this case.
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