Extramedullary myeloma representing as a pericardial effusion with tamponade: two case reports and a further review of 19 cases in the literature.

@article{Abelman2005ExtramedullaryMR,
  title={Extramedullary myeloma representing as a pericardial effusion with tamponade: two case reports and a further review of 19 cases in the literature.},
  author={Walter Abelman and Andres E Virchis and Kwee Yong},
  journal={Leukemia & lymphoma},
  year={2005},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={137-42}
}
Two rare cases of extramedullary pericardial myeloma presenting after initial diagnosis of multiple myeloma are described. A systematic search using PubMed (National Library of Medicine) identified a further 19 cases in the literature. The characteristics of presentation, duration of survival and optimal management of patients with pericardial myelomatous involvement are discussed.