Back Pain Caused by a Solitary Plasmacytoma of Bone

Debra Rattican

Debra L. Kelly

Kristin Filler

Debra Lyon

CJON 2010, 14(2), 149-152. DOI: 10.1188/10.CJON.149-152
This article presents initial diagnostic workup and criteria for diagnosing solitary plasmacytoma of bone (SPB) versus multiple myeloma. The authors discuss the incorporation of current imaging technologies into the diagnosis and staging of SPB and multiple myeloma. In addition, the article addresses treatment modalities and discusses the importance of oncology nurses' awareness of this rare condition.
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