Calcinosis



- Discussion:
    - may be secondary to degeneration;
    - symptoms include pain, tenderness, and erythema;
    - treatment includes heat, rest, injections/aspirations, and surgery for larger deposits;
    - calcinosis circumscripta occurs in SLE, RA, and scleroderma, usually  in fingers, & may be assoc w/ Raynaud's phenomenon;
- Calcification in a Lesion:
    - suggests a caverous hemangioma, with phleboliths, tumoral calcinosis, soft tissue chondroma, Synovial Chondromatosis, and calcification being seen with dermatomyositis, secondary hyperparathyroidism, hypervitaminosis D, idiopathic hypercalcemia, or milk alkali syndrome;
- Treatment: treatment may include partial excision



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:09 pm