What are the signs and symptoms of bone cysts in beta-2-microglobulin (beta-2m) amyloidosis?

Updated: Nov 14, 2019
  • Author: Anita Basu, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Thin-walled bone cysts are common and are most frequently found in the carpal bones. They are also observed in the femoral heads, humerus, patella, acetabulum, and spine. Patients may experience stiffness and/or pain over the affected area.

Fractures can develop in bones weakened by bone cysts. The femoral neck is most commonly involved. Patients may experience a sudden onset of leg pain while walking.


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