Vertigo as an Initial Presentation of Multiple Myeloma Vertigem como Manifestação Inaugural de Mieloma Múltiplo

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Luís Cardoso - Corresponding Author

Praceta Prof. Mota Pinto, 3000-075 Coimbra, Portugal

 

João Carlos Ribeiro

Praceta Prof. Mota Pinto, 3000-075 Coimbra, Portugal

 

Margarida Amorim
Mário Cruz
Luís Silva

Abstract

Multiple myeloma is a malignant B cell neoplasm, characterized by uncontrolled and clonal proliferation of plasma cells. Intracranial involvement is uncommon. Vertigo and instability are extremely rare and usually late manifestations of multiple myeloma with intracranial extension. This study aims to present a rare case of a 55-year-old patient with vertigo complaints as an inaugural manifestation of advanced myeloma of the posterior fossa, emphasizing the clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects.


Received: 06/09/2017 - Accepted: 30/10/2017

Keywords: Multiple Myeloma/diagnosis; Skull Base Neoplasms; Vertigo

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Cardoso L, Ribeiro JC, Amorim M, Cruz M, Silva L. Vertigo as an Initial Presentation of Multiple Myeloma: Vertigem como Manifestação Inaugural de Mieloma Múltiplo. Gaz Med [Internet]. 2018 Feb. 21 [cited 2022 Aug. 13];4(4). Available from: https://www.gazetamedica.pt/index.php/gazeta/article/view/90
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