What is the shoulder pad sign in multiple myeloma (MM)?

Updated: Jul 15, 2019
  • Author: Dhaval Shah, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The shoulder pad sign is defined by bilateral swelling of the shoulder joints secondary to amyloid deposition. Physicians describe the swelling as hard and rubbery. Amyloidosis may also be associated with carpal tunnel syndrome and subcutaneous nodules.


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