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April 1977

Multiple Myeloma: Orbital Involvement in a Youth

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Levin and Spaulding) and Pathology (Dr Wirman), University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(4):642-644. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450040108016

• Orbital involvement by multiple myeloma is rare and affects older individuals usually. The youngest reported patient in a recent series that cites a median age of 56 years is 30 years of age. The present case involves a 19-year-old pregnant black female subject who complained initially of diplopia and whose presenting sign was proptosis. An extensive medical work-up and electron microscopic study were necessary to establish the diagnosis.

(Arch Ophthalmol 95:642-644, 1977)

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