Plasma cell disorders


Plasma cell disorders

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 82%
Ease of Revision 8.1 / 10

Though seems like an average yield chapter, combined with Medicine, this may assure you upto 8 marks.

Question Pattern

This has some overlap with the Chapter in Medicine. Nevertheless the focus here is more on the genetic abnormalities and morphological findings.

Treatment part will be covered in Medicine, anyway.

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Waldenström macroglobulinemia – Overview
  • Pathological Bodies in Multiple Myeloma
  • Russell bodies
  • M protein associated with Renal Failure
  • Dutcher bodies are seen in
  • Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma – Gene mutation
  • Normal kappa lambda ratio
  • MC monoclonal Ig in Myeloma
  • MC site for extramedullary plasmocytoma
  • MC cytogenetic abnormality in multiple myeloma
  • Hyperviscosity – Cause

Suggested Revision

  • Classification of Amyloidosis
  • Classification of Plasma cell Neoplasms
  • Criteria for each type of myeloma
  • IHC in Myeloma
  • Prognostic Factors in Myeloma
  • MGUS – Overview
  • Multiple Myeloma – Clinical Features
  • Myeloma Kidney
  • Hyperviscosity syndrome
  • Bence Jones protein

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