blood Multiple Myeloma Articles

Andrew W. Roberts, Shuo Ma, Thomas J. Kipps, Steven E. Coutre, Matthew S. Davids, Barbara Eichhorst, Michael Hallek, John C. Byrd, Kathryn Humphrey, Lang Zhou, Brenda Chyla, Jacqueline Nielsen, Jalaja Potluri, Su Young Kim, Maria Verdugo, Stephan Stilgenbauer, William G. Wierda, John F. Seymour
Jul 11, 2019
Joseph Mikhael, Paul Richardson, Saad Z. Usmani, Noopur Raje, William Bensinger, Chatchada Karanes, Frank Campana, Dheepak Kanagavel, Franck Dubin, Qianying Liu, Dorothée Semiond, Kenneth Anderson
Jul 11, 2019
Stefano Luminari, Michele Merli, Sara Rattotti, Vittoria Tarantino, Luigi Marcheselli, Federica Cavallo, Marzia Varettoni, Benedetta Bianchi, Francesco Merli, Alessandra Tedeschi, Giuseppina Cabras, Francesca Re, Carlo Visco, Marcia Torresan Delamain, Emanuele Cencini, Michele Spina, Simone Ferrero, Angela Ferrari, Marina Deodato, Donato Mannina, Ombretta Annibali, Angela Rago, Lorella Orsucci, Irene Defrancesco, Marco Frigeni, Marina Cesaretti, Luca Arcaini
Jul 10, 2019
Philippe Armand, Yi-Bin Chen, Robert A. Redd, Robin M. Joyce, Jad Bsat, Erin Jeter, Reid W. Merryman, Kimberly C. Coleman, Parastoo B. Dahi, Yago Nieto, Ann S. LaCasce, David C. Fisher, Samuel Y. Ng, Oreofe O. Odejide, Arnold S. Freedman, Austin I. Kim, Jennifer L. Crombie, Caron A. Jacobson, Eric D. Jacobsen, Jeffrey L. Wong, Sanjay S. Patel, Jerome Ritz, Scott J. Rodig, Margaret A. Shipp, Alex F. Herrera
Jul 04, 2019
Weng Hua Khoo, Guy Ledergor, Assaf Weiner, Daniel L. Roden, Rachael L. Terry, Michelle M. McDonald, Ryan C. Chai, Kim De Veirman, Katie L. Owen, Khatora S. Opperman, Kate Vandyke, Justine R. Clark, Anja Seckinger, Natasa Kovacic, Akira Nguyen, Sindhu T. Mohanty, Jessica A. Pettitt, Ya Xiao, Alexander P. Corr, Christine Seeliger, Mark Novotny, Roger S. Lasken, Tuan V. Nguyen, Babatunde O. Oyajobi, Dana Aftab, Alexander Swarbrick, Belinda Parker, Duncan R. Hewett, Dirk Hose, Karin Vanderkerken, Andrew C. W. Zannettino, Ido Amit, Tri Giang Phan, Peter I. Croucher
Jul 04, 2019
Naranie Shanmuganathan, Jodi A. Braley, Agnes S. M. Yong, Devendra K. Hiwase, David T. Yeung, David M. Ross, Timothy P. Hughes, Susan Branford
Jul 04, 2019

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Four-nucleate plasma cell in multiple myeloma (bone marrow smear; Pappenheim staining).

 

Flame cells are plasma cells with a distinctive reddish hue which accumulates around the peripheral areas of the cell. The color is due to accumulation of immunoglobulin.

 

Lung biopsy demonstrates an interalveolar infiltrate of plasma cells (arrows) in a patient with a previous diagnosis of multiple myeloma.

 

A 54-year-old male presented with right shoulder pain of several weeks duration. Skeletal survey did not reveal any lytic lesions. Bone marrow biopsy did not show a plasmacytosis.

 

Flame Cells: These are plasma cells with vermillion-staining glycogen-rich overstuffed fibrils. Although these cytoplasmic features are suggestive of neoplastic plasma cells, they can also be found in reactive cells as well. They are also thought to be heavily associated with IgA myelomas, however they can also be associated with IgG, and IgM myeloma.

 

Heavily granulated myeloma cells. Some cells contain Auer rod-like granules.

 

Arrows mark plasma cells with Dutcher bodies.

 

Snapper-Schneid granules are ovoid shaped basophilic inclusions which represent precipitated immunoglobulin. They can be seen in myeloma cells.

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blood How I Treat

Joseph Mikhael, Paul Richardson, Saad Z. Usmani, Noopur Raje, William Bensinger, Chatchada Karanes, Frank Campana, Dheepak Kanagavel, Franck Dubin, Qianying Liu, Dorothée Semiond, Kenneth Anderson
Jul 11, 2019
Weng Hua Khoo, Guy Ledergor, Assaf Weiner, Daniel L. Roden, Rachael L. Terry, Michelle M. McDonald, Ryan C. Chai, Kim De Veirman, Katie L. Owen, Khatora S. Opperman, Kate Vandyke, Justine R. Clark, Anja Seckinger, Natasa Kovacic, Akira Nguyen, Sindhu T. Mohanty, Jessica A. Pettitt, Ya Xiao, Alexander P. Corr, Christine Seeliger, Mark Novotny, Roger S. Lasken, Tuan V. Nguyen, Babatunde O. Oyajobi, Dana Aftab, Alexander Swarbrick, Belinda Parker, Duncan R. Hewett, Dirk Hose, Karin Vanderkerken, Andrew C. W. Zannettino, Ido Amit, Tri Giang Phan, Peter I. Croucher
Jul 04, 2019

My Say

A reflection on Myeloma Treatment Advances

A. Keith Stewart, MBChB

Anna Maria and Vasek Polak Professor of Cancer Research
Dean for Research Division of Hematology-Oncology
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona

 

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Feature Editor: Dr. Keith Stewart