blood Multiple Myeloma Articles

Shaji Kumar, Jonathan L. Kaufman, Cristina Gasparetto, Joseph Mikhael, Ravi Vij, Brigitte Pegourie, Lofti Benboubker, Thierry Facon, Martine Amiot, Philippe Moreau, Elizabeth A. Punnoose, Stefanie Alzate, Martin Dunbar, Tu Xu, Suresh K. Agarwal, Sari Heitner Enschede, Joel D. Leverson, Jeremy A. Ross, Paulo C. Maciag, Maria Verdugo, Cyrille Touzeau
Nov 30, 2017
Philippe Moreau, Asher Chanan-Khan, Andrew W. Roberts, Amit B. Agarwal, Thierry Facon, Shaji Kumar, Cyrille Touzeau, Elizabeth A. Punnoose, Jaclyn Cordero, Wijith Munasinghe, Jia Jia, Ahmed Hamed Salem, Kevin J. Freise, Joel D. Leverson, Sari Heitner Enschede, Jeremy A. Ross, Paulo C. Maciag, Maria Verdugo, Simon J. Harrison
Nov 30, 2017
Thierry Facon, Meletios A. Dimopoulos, Angela Dispenzieri, John V. Catalano, Andrew Belch, Michele Cavo, Antonello Pinto, Katja Weisel, Heinz Ludwig, Nizar J. Bahlis, Anne Banos, Mourad Tiab, Michel Delforge, Jamie D. Cavenagh, Catarina Geraldes, Je-Jung Lee, Christine Chen, Albert Oriol, Javier De La Rubia, Darell White, Daniel Binder, Jin Lu, Kenneth C. Anderson, Philippe Moreau, Michel Attal, Aurore Perrot, Bertrand Arnulf, Lugui Qiu, Murielle Roussel, Eileen Boyle, Salomon Manier, Mohamad Mohty, Herve Avet-Loiseau, Xavier Leleu, Annette Ervin-Haynes, Guang Chen, Vanessa Houck, Lotfi Benboubker, Cyrille Hulin
Nov 29, 2017
Alison J. Moskowitz, Heiko Schöder, Somali Gavane, Katie L. Thoren, Martin Fleisher, Joachim Yahalom, Susan J. McCall, Briana R. Cadzin, Stephanie Y. Fox, John Gerecitano, Ravinder Grewal, Paul A. Hamlin, Steven M. Horwitz, Anita Kumar, Matthew Matasar, Andy Ni, Ariela Noy, M. Lia Palomba, Miguel-Angel Perales, Carol S. Portlock, Craig Sauter, David Straus, Anas Younes, Andrew D. Zelenetz, Craig H. Moskowitz
Nov 16, 2017
Richard J. Lin, Madhusmita Behera, Catherine S. Diefenbach, Christopher R. Flowers
Nov 16, 2017

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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

Shaji Kumar, Jonathan L. Kaufman, Cristina Gasparetto, Joseph Mikhael, Ravi Vij, Brigitte Pegourie, Lofti Benboubker, Thierry Facon, Martine Amiot, Philippe Moreau, Elizabeth A. Punnoose, Stefanie Alzate, Martin Dunbar, Tu Xu, Suresh K. Agarwal, Sari Heitner Enschede, Joel D. Leverson, Jeremy A. Ross, Paulo C. Maciag, Maria Verdugo, Cyrille Touzeau
Nov 30, 2017
Philippe Moreau, Asher Chanan-Khan, Andrew W. Roberts, Amit B. Agarwal, Thierry Facon, Shaji Kumar, Cyrille Touzeau, Elizabeth A. Punnoose, Jaclyn Cordero, Wijith Munasinghe, Jia Jia, Ahmed Hamed Salem, Kevin J. Freise, Joel D. Leverson, Sari Heitner Enschede, Jeremy A. Ross, Paulo C. Maciag, Maria Verdugo, Simon J. Harrison
Nov 30, 2017

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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Consult a Colleague

Consult a Colleague is a service for ASH® members that helps facilitate the exchange of information between hematologists and their peers
 

 

Feature Editor: Dr. Keith Stewart