TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Singh, Ajay Pal; Mahajan, Surbhi; Singh, Arun Pal
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Surgery;Aug2008, Vol. 51 Issue 4, pE95
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
33533470

Tags: CASE studies;  MULTIPLE myeloma;  B cells -- Tumors;  FRACTURES;  BONES -- Wounds & injuries;  SHOULDER pain

 

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