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Tumoral calcinosis: what is the treatment? Report of two cases of different types and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22022679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Tumoral calcinosis (TC) is a rare problem that can be idiopathic (primary) or secondary to other diseases, particularly end-stage renal disease. Although these 2 types of TC do not differ in their radiologic and histopathologic presentations, their treatment modalities may be changed on the basis of etiology. Surgical resection of the calcified mass is the main treatment for the primary type, but should be avoided in hemodialysis-related types, which are instead often treated with parathyroidectomy. In this article, we report on 2 cases of TC (different types). We also describe several aspects of diagnosis and different therapeutic approaches through a review of the literature.
Authors:
Mahmoud Farzan; Amir Reza Farhoud
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1934-3418     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J. Orthop.     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502918     Medline TA:  Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E170-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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