The characteristics of myelomatous pleural effusion(MPE) as a rare complication:a case and review of the literature.

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Yutaka, TSUTSUMI ; Yasuyuki, KOMATSU ; Nobuo, MASAUZI (2008)
  • Publisher: 市立函館病院
  • Journal: 函館医学誌 = Hakodate medical journal, volume 32, issue 1, pages 12-17 (issn: 0910-0725)
  • Subject: Multiple myeloma(MM) | myelomatous pleural effusion | kappa and lambda | Durie and Salmom classification | renal dysfunction

We reported a patient with multiple myeloma who developed myelomatous pleural effusion (MPE). This patient had nine courses of chemotherapy, and pleural effusion developed after the fourth course. Although administration of several chemotherapeutic agents and intrapleural administration of OK432 were performed, the patient died 4 months after the development of MPE. We analyzed the previous reports to clarify the characteristics of patients who developed MPE.
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