Hyperphosphatemic multifocal tumour calcinosis in a 14 year old boy

Madi, Sandesh S and Naik, Monappa A and Vijayan, Sandeep and Rao, Sharath K (2014) Hyperphosphatemic multifocal tumour calcinosis in a 14 year old boy. The Southeast Asian Journal of Case Report and Review, 3 (6). pp. 1091-1100. ISSN 2319 – 1090

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Background: Tumour Calcinosis is a condition wherein amorphous calcium phosphate crystals get deposited in the soft tissues around the joints. Hyperphosphatemic type of Tumour Calcinosis is predominantly seen in Afro-American / Afro-Caribbean descent. It creates a diagnostic dilemma because of its rare and sporadic incidences. Case report: We report the case of hyperphosphatemic multifocal Tumor Calcinosis in a teenage boy, which was entirely unilateral affection, who underwent several futile surgeries before the actual diagnosis was made. Conclusion: Tumour Calcinosis is a rare differential diagnosis for soft tissue calcification in the periarticular region. Though the Hyperphosphatemic type has a familial tendency, diagnosing the index case without positive family history can be challenging. This leads to delay in the diagnosis of the condition and mismanagement. We report a case of hyperphosphatemic multifocal Tumour Calcinosis in a fourteen year old boy and briefly discuss the epidemiology, etiology, clinical, and radiological features of this condition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drainage; excision; hyperphosphatemia; multifocal; tumor calcinosis.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 07:38
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2015 07:38
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143022

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