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Facial Swelling as a Primary Manifestation of Multiple Myeloma.

Thomas AE, Kurup S, Jose R, Soman C - Case Rep Dent (2015)

Bottom Line: The clinician must have a thorough knowledge of the various clinical and imaging manifestations and the sites of occurrence of the various conditions to arrive at the appropriate diagnosis.Multiple myeloma represents clonal proliferation of plasma cells and is a condition in which a facial swelling might be present, though not common.This paper reports a case of a patient with a unilateral facial swelling, which on investigation led to a diagnosis of multiple myeloma.

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Affiliation: Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Amrita School of Dentistry, AIMS Campus, Ponekkara, Kochi 682041, India.

ABSTRACT
Facial swellings are commonly encountered in the dental office, the cause of which could range from a congenital etiology to an acquired one or it may even be a manifestation of an underlying systemic disease. The clinician must have a thorough knowledge of the various clinical and imaging manifestations and the sites of occurrence of the various conditions to arrive at the appropriate diagnosis. Facial swellings can be classified into different groups which include acute swellings with inflammation, nonprogressive swellings, and slowly or rapidly progressive swellings. The various imaging modalities like CT and MRI are useful for assessing the extent of the swelling as well as evaluating the soft tissue and osseous involvement of the swelling. Multiple myeloma represents clonal proliferation of plasma cells and is a condition in which a facial swelling might be present, though not common. This paper reports a case of a patient with a unilateral facial swelling, which on investigation led to a diagnosis of multiple myeloma.

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A diffuse extraoral swelling in the middle and lower one-third of the face.
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fig1: A diffuse extraoral swelling in the middle and lower one-third of the face.

Mentions: On extraoral examination, a diffuse ovoid swelling was seen on the left middle and lower third of the face extending anteroposteriorly from the nasolabial fold to the tragus of the ear and superoinferiorly from the zygomatic arch to two centimeters beneath the lower border of the mandible. Palpation revealed a nontender, noncompressible, and nonfluctuant swelling which was firm to hard in consistency. There was a slight reduction in mouth opening (Figure 1) and the cervical lymph nodes were nonpalpable.


Facial Swelling as a Primary Manifestation of Multiple Myeloma.

Thomas AE, Kurup S, Jose R, Soman C - Case Rep Dent (2015)

A diffuse extraoral swelling in the middle and lower one-third of the face.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: A diffuse extraoral swelling in the middle and lower one-third of the face.
Mentions: On extraoral examination, a diffuse ovoid swelling was seen on the left middle and lower third of the face extending anteroposteriorly from the nasolabial fold to the tragus of the ear and superoinferiorly from the zygomatic arch to two centimeters beneath the lower border of the mandible. Palpation revealed a nontender, noncompressible, and nonfluctuant swelling which was firm to hard in consistency. There was a slight reduction in mouth opening (Figure 1) and the cervical lymph nodes were nonpalpable.

Bottom Line: The clinician must have a thorough knowledge of the various clinical and imaging manifestations and the sites of occurrence of the various conditions to arrive at the appropriate diagnosis.Multiple myeloma represents clonal proliferation of plasma cells and is a condition in which a facial swelling might be present, though not common.This paper reports a case of a patient with a unilateral facial swelling, which on investigation led to a diagnosis of multiple myeloma.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Amrita School of Dentistry, AIMS Campus, Ponekkara, Kochi 682041, India.

ABSTRACT
Facial swellings are commonly encountered in the dental office, the cause of which could range from a congenital etiology to an acquired one or it may even be a manifestation of an underlying systemic disease. The clinician must have a thorough knowledge of the various clinical and imaging manifestations and the sites of occurrence of the various conditions to arrive at the appropriate diagnosis. Facial swellings can be classified into different groups which include acute swellings with inflammation, nonprogressive swellings, and slowly or rapidly progressive swellings. The various imaging modalities like CT and MRI are useful for assessing the extent of the swelling as well as evaluating the soft tissue and osseous involvement of the swelling. Multiple myeloma represents clonal proliferation of plasma cells and is a condition in which a facial swelling might be present, though not common. This paper reports a case of a patient with a unilateral facial swelling, which on investigation led to a diagnosis of multiple myeloma.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus