Waldenstromas Macroglobulinema Presenting as Syncope


  • Ramy Sedhom



Syncope is a common complaint usually secondary to neurologic, cardiovascular, or orthostatic causes. However, rare etiologies are possible, implicating a great importance to history, physical examination, and interpretation of laboratory results and diagnostic workup. Waldenstrom#x2019;s Macroglobulinema (WM) is a B-cell Lymphoma, hallmarked by an overproduction of IgM. Neurologic manifestations of WM include visual or auditory disturbances, headache, confusion, dizziness, vertigo, stroke and rarely, syncope. Neurologic presentations are a result of hyperviscosity or direct infiltration of malignant cells into the CNS. We present a case of Waldenstrom#x2019;s Macroglublinema associated syncope.

How to Cite

Ramy Sedhom. (2016). Waldenstromas Macroglobulinema Presenting as Syncope. Global Journal of Medical Research, 16(F5), 17–18. Retrieved from https://medicalresearchjournal.org/index.php/GJMR/article/view/100725

Waldenstromas Macroglobulinema Presenting as Syncope