Spontaneous bilateral fracture of the proximal humerus: an unusual presentation of multiple myeloma

Singh, Ajay Pal; Mahajan, Surbhi; Singh, Arun Pal
August 2008
Canadian Journal of Surgery;Aug2008, Vol. 51 Issue 4, pE95
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article describes a case of a male patient who presented with bilateral fracture of the upper end of the humerus, and whose subsequent work-up revealed an advanced stage of multiple myeloma. The patient complains of bilateral shoulder pain and inability to use both upper limbs for one week. Radiographs revealed destruction of the upper ends of both humeri, with pathologic fracture and multiple punched out lesions in proximal femora and pelvic bones.


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