Table 132.2Presenting Features of Multiple Myeloma

98%> 40 years old
61%Males
68%Bone pain
62%Anemia
55%Renal insufficiency
30%Hypercalcemia
21%Hepatomegaly
5%Splenomegaly
88%Proteinuria
49%Bence Jones proteinuria
79%Skeletal radiographic abnormalities
76%Spike on serum protein electrophoresis (SPEP)
9%Hypogammaglobulinemia (SPEP)
15%Minor or no abnormalities
75%Spike on urinary electrophoresis
83%Monoclonal heavy chain on serum immunoelectrophoresis (IEP)
8%Monoclonal light chain (IEP)
0.3%Nonsecretory
7%Amyloidosis

From: Chapter 132, Plasma Cell Tumors

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