CASE REPORT: Multiple myeloma with an unusual oral presentation
Anjali Nayak and Meghan and T Nayak
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a dyscrasia caused by neoplastic proliferation of somatically mutated plasma cells. Myeloma cells divide and expand within the bone marrow affecting multiple locations in the body where bone marrow is present. Oral manifestations, though common are usually not diagnosed.
This report describes rare oral manifestations of multiple myeloma like oral petechiae and gingival swelling presented in a 40-year-old male patient. The diagnosis was established by blood examination & skeletal survey, while oral findings were later correlated with the diagnosis of MM. A brief review on MM is presented along with the demonstration of rare oral manifestations.
Keywords: hematological malignancy; Multiple punched-out radiolucencies; Oral manifestations; Plasma cells; Plasma cell neoplasms.
Abbreviations: Multiple myeloma, MM; Solitary plasmacytoma of bone, SP; Extramedullary plasmacytoma, EMP; Computed