blood Multiple Myeloma Articles

Taxiarchis V. Kourelis, Surendra Dasari, Jason D. Theis, Marina Ramirez-Alvarado, Paul J. Kurtin, Morie A. Gertz, Steven R. Zeldenrust, Roman M. Zenka, Ahmet Dogan, Angela Dispenzieri
Jan 19, 2017
Ya-Wei Qiang, Shiqiao Ye, Yu Chen, Amy F. Buros, Ricky Edmonson, Frits van Rhee, Bart Barlogie, Joshua Epstein, Gareth J. Morgan, Faith E. Davies
Dec 22, 2016
Shaji K. Kumar, Betsy R. LaPlant, Craig B. Reeder, Vivek Roy, Alese E. Halvorson, Francis Buadi, Morie A. Gertz, P. Leif Bergsagel, Angela Dispenzieri, Melanie A. Thompson, Jamie Crawley, Prashant Kapoor, Joseph Mikhael, Keith Stewart, Suzanne R. Hayman, Yi L. Hwa, Wilson Gonsalves, Thomas E. Witzig, Sikander Ailawadhi, David Dingli, Ronald S. Go, Yi Lin, Candido E. Rivera, S. Vincent Rajkumar, Martha Q. Lacy
Nov 17, 2016
Inger S. Nijhof, Laurens E. Franssen, Mark-David Levin, Gerard M. J. Bos, Annemiek Broijl, Saskia K. Klein, Harry R. Koene, Andries C. Bloem, Aart Beeker, Laura M. Faber, Ellen van der Spek, Paula F. Ypma, Reinier Raymakers, Dick-Johan van Spronsen, Peter E. Westerweel, Rimke Oostvogels, Jeroen van Velzen, Berris van Kessel, Tuna Mutis, Pieter Sonneveld, Sonja Zweegman, Henk M. Lokhorst, Niels W. C. J. van de Donk
Nov 10, 2016
Syed Abbas Ali, Victoria Shi, Irina Maric, Michael Wang, David F. Stroncek, Jeremy J. Rose, Jennifer N. Brudno, Maryalice Stetler-Stevenson, Steven A. Feldman, Brenna G. Hansen, Vicki S. Fellowes, Frances T. Hakim, Ronald E. Gress, James N. Kochenderfer
Sep 29, 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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