blood Multiple Myeloma Articles

Vaishali Sanchorawala, Anthony C. Shelton, Stephen Lo, Cindy Varga, J. Mark Sloan, David C. Seldin
Aug 25, 2016
Inger S. Nijhof, Tineke Casneuf, Jeroen van Velzen, Berris van Kessel, Amy E. Axel, Khaja Syed, Richard W. J. Groen, Mark van Duin, Pieter Sonneveld, Monique C. Minnema, Sonja Zweegman, Christopher Chiu, Andries C. Bloem, Tuna Mutis, Henk M. Lokhorst, A. Kate Sasser, Niels W. C. J. van de Donk
Aug 18, 2016
Meletios A. Dimopoulos, Antonio Palumbo, Paolo Corradini, Michele Cavo, Michel Delforge, Francesco Di Raimondo, Katja C. Weisel, Albert Oriol, Markus Hansson, Angelo Vacca, María Jesús Blanchard, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Chantal Doyen, Martin Kaiser, Mario Petrini, Pekka Anttila, Anna Maria Cafro, Reinier Raymakers, Jesus San-Miguel, Felipe de Arriba, Stefan Knop, Christoph Röllig, Enrique M. Ocio, Gareth Morgan, Neil Miller, Mathew Simcock, Teresa Peluso, Jennifer Herring, Lars Sternas, Mohamed H. Zaki, Philippe Moreau
Jul 28, 2016
Tilmann Bochtler, Ute Hegenbart, Christina Kunz, Axel Benner, Christoph Kimmich, Anja Seckinger, Dirk Hose, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Martin Granzow, Peter Dreger, Anthony D. Ho, Anna Jauch, Stefan O. Schönland
Jul 28, 2016
Giovanni Palladini, Giampaolo Merlini
Jul 14, 2016
James R. Berenson, Alan Cartmell, Alberto Bessudo, Roger M. Lyons, Wael Harb, Dimitrios Tzachanis, Richy Agajanian, Ralph Boccia, Morton Coleman, Robert A. Moss, Robert M. Rifkin, Priti Patel, Sandra Dixon, Ying Ou, Janet Anderl, Sanjay Aggarwal, Jesus G. Berdeja
Jun 30, 2016

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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.


blood How I Treat

Cyrille Touzeau, Philippe Moreau
Feb 25, 2016
Alessandra Larocca, Antonio Palumbo
Nov 05, 2015

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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