Multiple myeloma presenting as massive ascites.

Alacacioglu İ., Turgut N., Piskin O., Ozcan M. A., ÖZSAN G. H., DEMİRKAN F., ...More

Journal of B.U.ON. : official journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology, vol.14, no.2, pp.307-8, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: Journal of B.U.ON. : official journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.307-8
  • Keywords: ascites, diagnosis, multiple myeloma, MALIGNANT PLASMACYTIC ASCITES, PLEURAL EFFUSION, CHEMOTHERAPY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Ascites is a rare complication of multiple myeloma and may occur either at presentation or more often during the disease course. Most reported cases have been associated with IgA type of myeloma. When it occurs, it is usually associated with extensive liver infiltration with plasma cells, infectious peritonitis or myelomatous peritoneal infiltration. Herein, we describe a case of IgG type multiple myeloma diagnosed by further examinations due to the presence of plasma cells in ascitic fluid.