Bence Jones myeloma
Pronunciation: bents jonz
Definition: multiple myeloma in which the malignant plasma cells excrete only light chains of one type (either ? or ?); lytic bone lesions occur in about 60% of the cases, and light chains (Bence Jones protein) occur in the urine; amyloidosis and severe renal failure are more common than in multiple myeloma.
[Henry Bence Jones]
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