An interesting cause of esophageal ulcer etiology: Multiple myeloma of IgG kappa subtype

Pehlivan Y., Sevinc A., Sari I., Gulsen M. T., Buyukberber M., Kalender M. E., ...More

WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.12, no.14, pp.2305-2307, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 14
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2305
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2305-2307
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Multiple myeloma is a neoplasm of mature and immature plasma cells. A 50-year-old woman with lumbago, dysphagia, and left arm pain was presented. Upper endoscopical examination was performed, There was an exudate-covered ulcer in the distal esophagus, located at 30-32 cm from the incisors, covering the whole mucosa. Histopathological examination of the specimens obtained from the lesion showed the involvement of plasma cells consistent with multiple myeloma of IgG kappa subtype. Esophageal involvement of multiple myeloma should be kept in mind in patients presenting with dysphagia. (c) 2006 The WJG Press. All rights reserved.