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Multiple myeloma - Femur - X-ray
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Multiple myeloma - Femur - X-ray
  • Case ID: 187
  • Diagnosis: Multiple myeloma
  • Category: Bone Tumors
  • Category Type: Round cell
  • Category Sub Type: Malignant
  • Location: Femur
  • Age: 72
  • Sex: M
  • Treatment: Chemotherapy
  • Image ID: 1754
  • Image Type: X-ray
  • Images relating to this case: 1753 , 1754.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION:
AP radiograph of the femur of the same patient demonstrates characteristic punch-out lytic lesions throughout the diaphyseal bone of the femur with minimal, if any, response in the surrounding bone. He was treated with systemic chemotherapy to destroy the tumor cells and Aredia, a biphosphonate drug used to inhibit osteoclastic activity and therefore prevent further progressive lytic destruction of bone and bring the serum calcium level back to normal.

 

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