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Multifocal tumoral calcinosis in a 4-year-old girl

Unusual clinical course, Rare disease, Congenital defects / diseases

Ilyas Sayar, Kemal Peker, Alparslan Kapısız, Isıl Esen Bostancı, Mehmet Gürbüzel, Arda Isik, Necla Aydın Peker

Department of Pathology, Erzincan University, Erzincan, Turkey

Am J Case Rep 2014; 15:103-106

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.890166

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Published: 2014-03-07

Background: Tumoral calcinosis is an uncommon condition associated with the deposition of painless calcific masses. It is more common in childhood or early adolescence of African-American females.
Case Report: We present a case of a 4-year-old girl with tumoral calcinosis treated surgically. The case is rather rare in terms of the age of the patient and the localization of the masses (gluteal site). In our patient, the biochemical findings were normal, except for hyperphosphatemia and elevated alkaline phosphatase.
Conclusions: Total excision appears to lead to a good clinical outcome and a low incidence of local relapse.

Keywords: Pathology, peadiatry, Calcinosis