A 79-Year-Old Woman With Multiple Myeloma

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Clifton C. Mo, MD, provides insight on the management of multiple myeloma and evaluates the role of current treatment regimens.

Case: A 79-Year-Old Woman with Multiple Myeloma

Initial Presentation

  • A 79-year-old woman presented with intermittent nausea, decreased appetite and tingling and numbness in her feet bilaterally
  • PMH: HTN, medically controlled
  • PE: thin, tired appearing woman, otherwise unremarkable; grade I peripheral neuropathy
  • ECOG PS 0


Clinical Workup

  • Labs: Hb 9.6 g/dL, calcium 10.5 mg/dL, LDH 210 U/L, creatinine 1.1 mg/dL, albumin 3.8 g/dL, beta-2 microglobulin 3.2 mcg/mL, M-protein 2.9 g/dL, serum free kappa light chains 4.4 mg/dL, CLCr 35mL/min
  • Hepatitis B and C negative
  • Skeletal survey and MRI showed a lytic lesion in her spine L3/L4
  • Bone marrow shows 45% clonal plasma cells IgG k
  • FISH: hyperdiploid
  • Diagnosis: R-ISS stage I MM

Treatment

  • Initiated lenalidomide + bortezomib + dexamethasone for 8 cycles + lenalidomide maintenance for 9 months
  • Follow-up at that time revealed disease progression
  • Initiated selinexor + bortezomib + dexamethasone
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