1. bookVolume 60 (2022): Issue 1 (March 2022)
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Non-secretory myeloma in young man mimicking the Gorham disease: case report and the literature review

Published Online: 17 Mar 2022
Page range: 77 - 84
Received: 11 May 2021
Journal Details
First Published
30 Mar 2015
Publication timeframe
4 times per year

Multiple myeloma is a neoplasm of plasma cells affecting mostly the elderly with incidence peaks between 60 and 70 years. This disease is exceedingly rare in younger people, especially in adults under 30-year-old. Non-secretory multiple myeloma accounts for 1–5% of all cases of multiple myeloma. It is also a rare condition in young adult patients, and only six cases have been reported [1]. We herein describe a rare case of non-secretory myeloma in a 22-year-old male, explaining from chest wall pain, without general manifestation. Plain radiography and CT scans revealed diffuse osteolytic lesion mimicking the Gorham disease. A bone marrow biopsy was conducted, revealing the diagnosis of myeloma.


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