What does a finding of macroglossia suggest in the evaluation of multiple myeloma (MM)?

Updated: Jul 15, 2019
  • Author: Dhaval Shah, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Macroglossia may occur secondary to amyloid deposition in the tongue and is a common finding in patients with amyloidosis (see the image below).

Amyloidosis infiltrating the tongue in multiple my Amyloidosis infiltrating the tongue in multiple myeloma. All images and text are (c) 2002 by the American Society of Hematology. All rights reserved.

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