Lambda light chain myeloma with pleural involvement
Samuel L. Abbate, MD
Michael R. Jaff, DO
Andrew J. Fishleder, MD
David P. Meeker, MDAddress reprint requests to D.P.M., Department of Pulmonary Disease, A-90, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, One Clinic Center, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195.
A case is reported of lambda light chain multiple myeloma complicated by a myelomatous pleural effusion. Pleural effusions are uncommon in multiple myeloma, and most are secondary to nonmalignant causes. The clinical characteristics, natural history and pathophysiology of myelomatous pleural effusions are reviewed.