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Aspiration biopsy cytology of tumoral calcinosis: a case report.
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PMID:  19534277     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Tumoral calcinosis (TC) is a rare inherited disorder leading to the formation of periarticular calcified masses. Aspiration cytology of this condition has been rarely reported. We describe the aspiration cytology findings of a recent case of TC and discuss possible differential diagnoses. CASE: This is a case of a 35-year-old African-American man who presented with a right posterior chest/shoulder mass. The patient had a history of resection of right shoulder (1996) and left neck (2007) masses histologically diagnosed as TC. He recently also had a right-side neck mass that, surprisingly, was found to be extraabdominal desmoid fibromatosis on histologic examination. CONCLUSION: Inherited idiopathic TC is a rare disease commonly presenting as a periarticular mass, which may be subjected to aspiration biopsy. Awareness of this distinct entity and the aspiration cytologic features helps avoid incorrect interpretation.
Husain A Saleh; Herbert Baker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cytologica     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0001-5547     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cytol.     Publication Date:    2009 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-18     Completed Date:  2009-07-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370307     Medline TA:  Acta Cytol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Sinai-Grace Hospital/Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48302, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Fine-Needle
Calcinosis / complications,  pathology*
Fibromatosis, Aggressive / complications,  pathology,  surgery
Radiography, Thoracic
Shoulder Joint

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