Incidence and clinical features of extramedullary multiple myeloma in patients who underwent stem cell transplantation.

@article{Weinstock2015IncidenceAC,
  title={Incidence and clinical features of extramedullary multiple myeloma in patients who underwent stem cell transplantation.},
  author={Mathew Weinstock and Yosra Aljawai and Elizabeth A Morgan and Jacob P Laubach and Muriel Gannon and Aldo M Roccaro and Cindy Varga and Constantine Mitsiades and Claudia E Paba-Prada and Robert L. Schlossman and Nikhil C. Munshi and Kenneth C. Anderson and Paul P Richardson and Edie A. Weller and Irene M Ghobrial},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  year={2015},
  volume={169 6},
  pages={851-8}
}
Extramedullary disease (EMD), defined as an infiltrate of clonal plasma cells at an anatomic site distant from the bone marrow, is an uncommon manifestation of multiple myeloma. Six hundred and sixty-three consecutive patients with multiple myeloma who underwent stem cell transplantation between January 2005 and December 2011 were assessed for the presence of EMD. A cohort of 55 patients with biopsy-proven EMD was identified, comprising 8·3% of the total study population. EMD was present at the… CONTINUE READING
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