TITLE

76-Year-Old Man With Back Pain and Progressive Leg Weakness

AUTHOR(S)
Batsis, John A.; McDonald, Furman S.
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Feb2005, Vol. 80 Issue 2, p259
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the case report of a 76-year-old man with back pain and progressive leg weakness. Although mechanical back pain is a common presenting symptom that may lead to radicular pain, it rarely causes constant pain or progressive motor abnormalities. It is not associated with constitutional symptoms, making this choice unlikely. Neoplasm is the most likely choice in this patient because he presented with constitutional symptoms, continuous pain, and progressive motor symptoms. The initial clinical impression was that the patient had multiple myeloma. The degree of hypercalcemia was concerning at the time of admission.
ACCESSION #
16103294

 

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