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Chest wall tumor at relapse of multiple myeloma

I Tazi, H Nafil, L Mahmal

Abstract


We report the case of a 70-year-old Moroccan man who was diagnosed with stage IIIA IgA kappa multiple myeloma according to Durie and Salmon classification. He was an alcohol abuser and heavy smoker (2 packs per day). He was admitted to our department for thoracic pain, persistent and increasing. He also complained of mild shortness of breath and poor appetite. Initial physical examination was normal. Laboratory investigations showed a hemoglobin of 12 g/dL, MCV of 83fL, white cell count of 3,900/ L and platelet of 174,000/L.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v13i1.22
AJOL African Journals Online