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Periarticular tumoral calcinosis and hypercalcemia in a hemodialysis patient without hyperparathyroidism: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2348239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a case of a 58-yr-old male to illustrate the scintigraphic, roentgenographic, clinical, and pathologic features of periarticular tumoral calcinosis that occurred in a hemodialysis patient. Soft-tissue calcifications developed 3 yr after onset of hemodialysis, became progressively larger during the ensuing five years, and culminated in voluntary withdrawal from dialysis because of the extreme discomfort and lack of mobility that resulted from the calcinosis. Histologically, an aplastic disorder was present with very low bone formation. On bone scintigraphy, intense calcium uptake in soft tissues implied that it was metabolically active. We hypothesize that this high metabolic activity contributed to the persistent hypercalcemia observed during the patient's last year of life.
B Eisenberg; A H Tzamaloukas; M F Hartshorne; M B Listrom; E R Arrington; D J Sherrard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0161-5505     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nucl. Med.     Publication Date:  1990 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-07-12     Completed Date:  1990-07-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0217410     Medline TA:  J Nucl Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1099-103     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service of Nuclear Medicine, VA Medical Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108.
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MeSH Terms
Calcinosis / etiology*
Hypercalcemia / etiology*
Joint Diseases / etiology*
Middle Aged
Renal Dialysis / adverse effects*

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