Tumoral calcinosis

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Bilateral elbow pain and swelling

Patient Data

Age: 12
Gender: Female

Initial radiographs of both elbows

Modality: X-ray

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.

Repeat radiographs 2 months later

Modality: X-ray

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Final follow up films

Modality: X-ray

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
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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