Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 425--427

Primary lesion of multiple myeloma presenting as gingival swelling


Michael DaBell1, Dolphine Oda1, Rachel E Thompson2 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
2 Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Michael DaBell
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Washington, 1959, NE Pacific Street, HSB Room B 241 Seattle, WA - 98195
USA

It is rare that multiple myeloma (MM) occurs as a primary lesion in the jaws; we report such a case in an elderly patient involving the gingiva of the left posterior mandible. Multiple myeloma is a monoclonal malignant neoplasm of plasma cell origin which occurs in the bone marrow and may result in extensive destruction of skeletal structures. If the jaws are involved, it usually indicates an advanced stage of the disease.Thi s makes our case very unique due to the fact no other osteolytic lesions were identified at the time of the diagnosis of multiple myeloma. We report a rare case of multiple myeloma which was diagnosed from an intraoral gingival lesion on the lower left mandible.


How to cite this article:
DaBell M, Oda D, Thompson RE. Primary lesion of multiple myeloma presenting as gingival swelling.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2012;16:425-427


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DaBell M, Oda D, Thompson RE. Primary lesion of multiple myeloma presenting as gingival swelling. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Apr 11 ];16:425-427
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