[Isolated sixth nerve palsy--presenting sign of multiple myeloma].

Alon Zahavi*, Riri S. Manor, Meir Lahav, Mati Bakon, Hadas Kalish

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Abstract

Multiple myeloma is a disease caused by neoplastic plasma cells. Initial symptoms in most cases described in the literature include chest and lumbar pain, paresthesia, paraplegia, general weakness and renal failure. We report a case of isolated sixth nerve palsy causing diplopia as the presenting sign of multiple myeloma. Awareness of such a rare clinical presentation - especially when the existence of multiple myeloma is ignored after visualization of a cranial mass with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT)--can prevent unnecessary surgical intervention and delay the appropriate treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-111, 122, 121
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume152
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2013

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