Original article| Volume 21, ISSUE 3, P207-209, May 1997

Nodular liver involvement in light chain multiple myeloma: Appearance on US and MRI

      This paper is only available as a PDF. To read, Please Download here.


      Nodular liver infiltration with multiple myeloma is very rare and its findings on MR images have not been, to our knowledge, previously described. The authors report a case of light chain multiple myeloma nodular liver involvement and describe its appearance on US and MRI. Despite their rarity these lesions have distinct MRI features and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of multiple lesions with high SI on T1-weighted images.


      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'


      Subscribe to Clinical Imaging
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect


        • Thiruvengdam R
        • Penetrante RB
        • Goolsby HJ
        • Yusuf NS
        • Bernstein ZP
        Multiple myeloma presenting as space-occupying lesions of the liver.
        Cancer. 1990; 65: 2784-2786
        • Semelka RC
        • Shoenut PJ
        • Kroeker MA
        • Greenberg HM
        • Simm FC
        • Minuk GY
        • Kroeker RM
        • Mickflikier AB
        Focal liver disease: comparison of dynamic constrast-enhanced CT and T2-weighted fat-suppressed, FLASH and dynamic Gadolinium enhanced MR imaging at 1.5 T.
        Radiology. 1992; 184: 687-694
        • Garfinkel MD
        • Salamon F
        • Sidi Y
        • Ben-Bassat M
        • Lubin E
        • Pinkhas J
        Multiple plasmocytomas of the liver and spleen.
        Clin Nucl Med. 1985; 10: 819
        • Caturelli E
        • Squillante MM
        • Castelvetere M
        • Falcone A
        • Musto P
        Myelomatous nodular lesions of the liver: diagnosis by ultrasound-guided fine-needle biopsy.
        J Clin Ultrasound. 1993; 21: 133-137
        • Nguyen BD
        • Dash N
        • Lupetin AR
        MR imaging of hepatic plasmacytoma: a case report.
        Clin Imaging. 1992; 16: 98-101
        • Ohtomo K
        • Araki T
        • Itai Y
        • Monzawa S
        • Ohba H
        • Nogata Y
        • Hihara T
        • Koizumi K
        • Uchiyama G
        MR imaging of malignant mesenchymal tumors of the liver.
        Gastrointest Radiol. 1992; 17: 58-62
        • Semelka RC
        • Bagley AS
        • Brown ED
        • Kroeker MA
        Malignant lesions of the liver identified on T1-but not T2-weighted MR images at 1.5 T.
        JMRI. 1994; 4: 315-318