blood Multiple Myeloma Articles

Kerry A. Rogers, Ying Huang, Amy S. Ruppert, Farrukh T. Awan, Nyla A. Heerema, Corinne Hoffman, Gerard Lozanski, Kami J. Maddocks, Mollie E. Moran, Mark A. Reid, Margaret Lucas, Jennifer A. Woyach, W. Thomas Whitlow, Jeffrey A. Jones, John C. Byrd
Oct 11, 2018
TaeHyung Kim, Joon Ho Moon, Jae-Sook Ahn, Yeo-Kyeoung Kim, Seung-Shin Lee, Seo-Yeon Ahn, Sung-Hoon Jung, Deok-Hwan Yang, Je-Jung Lee, Seung Hyun Choi, Ja-yeon Lee, Marc S. Tyndel, Myung-Geun Shin, Yoo Jin Lee, Sang Kyun Sohn, Seong-Kyu Park, Zhaolei Zhang, Hyeoung-Joon Kim, Dennis Dong Hwan Kim
Oct 11, 2018
Sanne Noort, Martin Zimmermann, Dirk Reinhardt, Wendy Cuccuini, Martina Pigazzi, Jenny Smith, Rhonda E. Ries, Todd A. Alonzo, Betsy Hirsch, Daisuke Tomizawa, Franco Locatelli, Tanja A. Gruber, Susana Raimondi, Edwin Sonneveld, Daniel K. Cheuk, Michael Dworzak, Jan Stary, Jonas Abrahamsson, Nira Arad-Cohen, Malgorzata Czogala, Barbara De Moerloose, Henrik Hasle, Soheil Meshinchi, Marry van den Heuvel-Eibrink, C. Michel Zwaan
Oct 11, 2018
Jean-Paul Fermand, Frank Bridoux, Angela Dispenzieri, Arnaud Jaccard, Robert A. Kyle, Nelson Leung, Giampaolo Merlini
Oct 04, 2018
Franck Morschhauser, Gilles Salles, Steven Le Gouill, Herve Tilly, Catherine Thieblemont, Krimo Bouabdallah, Bettina Fabiani, Cédric Ménard, Karin Tarte, Guillaume Cartron, Roch Houot
Oct 04, 2018
Dennis A. Eichenauer, Annette Plütschow, Lena Schröder, Michael Fuchs, Boris Böll, Bastian von Tresckow, Volker Diehl, Peter Borchmann, Andreas Engert
Oct 04, 2018

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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

Jean-Paul Fermand, Frank Bridoux, Angela Dispenzieri, Arnaud Jaccard, Robert A. Kyle, Nelson Leung, Giampaolo Merlini
Oct 04, 2018

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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