Tumoral calcinosis

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Bilateral elbow pain and swelling

Patient Data

Age: 12
Gender: Female
X-ray

Initial radiographs of both elbows

Bilateral extensive soft tissue calcification posterior to the elbow joint around the insertion of triceps.  US confirmed that it was extra-articular.  Limitation of extension at the elbow.

X-ray

Repeat radiographs 2 months later

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X-ray

Final follow up films

There has been significant reduction in the soft tissue calcification over the series of films.

Case Discussion

Initial radiographs demonstrate large volume bilateral soft tissue calcification.  

A diagnosis of tumoral calcinosis was made and steroid therapy commenced.  Over the series of films over 6 months, there is marked reduction in the amount of soft tissue calcification, with a greater degree of improvement on the right.

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Case information

rID: 20008
Case created: 28th Oct 2012
Last edited: 7th Mar 2016
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