A Rare Entity in Multiple Myeloma: Six Nerve Paralysis


ÇETİN G. , AR M. C. , Cerit A., Gozubenli K., Erdem S., Halac G.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY AND BLOOD TRANSFUSION, vol.30, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12288-013-0252-5
  • Title of Journal : INDIAN JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY AND BLOOD TRANSFUSION

Abstract

Ophthalmic involvement appears rarely in multiple myeloma (MM). Ophthalmic findings are mostly noted as complications caused by disease or treatment. MM-associated with 6th nerve paralysis is a rare entity. Bortezomib, one of the novel agents used to treat MM, has neurotoxic effect and may cause permanent nerve damage. Herein, we report a 50-year-old male patient with MM who developed the 6th nerve paralysis while receiving bortezomib and discuss its relevant causes.