Journal article

Extramedullary relapse of multiple myeloma presenting as hematemesis and melena

MA Dawson, MN Polizzotto, A Gordon, SK Roberts, A Spencer

NATURE CLINICAL PRACTICE ONCOLOGY | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A 60-year-old woman with multiple myeloma relapsed after a good partial response to high-dose chemotherapy (melphalan 200 mg/m(2)) and autologous stem-cell transplantation, followed by thalidomide and prednisolone maintenance therapy. She presented with hematemesis and melena following salvage chemotherapy with dexamethasone, cyclophosphamide, etoposide, cisplatin, and rescue therapy with single-agent bortezomib. INVESTIGATIONS: Physical examination, laboratory investigations, gastroscopy, 2-[(18)F]fluoro-2-deoxyglucose-PET (FDG-PET), breast biopsy and histology. DIAGNOSIS: Multifocal extramedullary relapse of multiple myeloma involving the stomach and duodenum. MANAGEMENT: High-..

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