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Tumoral calcinosis of the cervical spine in a dialysis patient. Case report and review of the literature

Krzysztof Zapałowicz, Bartłomiej Stasiów, Monika Ciupińska-Kajor, Wojciech Piwowarski
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2016.12.001
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2017;51(2):163-169.

open access

Vol 51, No 2 (2017)
Case reports
Submitted: 2015-07-22

Abstract

The authors present a case of tumoral calcinosis (TC) in a patient with chronic renal insufficiency. The clinical course, imaging features and microscopic findings are detailed. A 60-year-old woman with a 4-year history of hemodialysis presented with a painful mass in the right posterior cervical triangle. The neuroimaging revealed polycystic mass bulging from the C3–C5 facet joints and lamina on the right. The majority of cystic mass was excised and microscopic features of the specimen were consistent with TC. Tumoral calcinosis is a rare disease characterized by calcium salt deposits in periarticular soft tissue, which enlarge to form tumor-like cystic masses containing chalky calcareous material. TC is typically seen around large joints but rarely in the spine. Review of past publications provided six cases of TC involving the spine in dialyzed patients.

Abstract

The authors present a case of tumoral calcinosis (TC) in a patient with chronic renal insufficiency. The clinical course, imaging features and microscopic findings are detailed. A 60-year-old woman with a 4-year history of hemodialysis presented with a painful mass in the right posterior cervical triangle. The neuroimaging revealed polycystic mass bulging from the C3–C5 facet joints and lamina on the right. The majority of cystic mass was excised and microscopic features of the specimen were consistent with TC. Tumoral calcinosis is a rare disease characterized by calcium salt deposits in periarticular soft tissue, which enlarge to form tumor-like cystic masses containing chalky calcareous material. TC is typically seen around large joints but rarely in the spine. Review of past publications provided six cases of TC involving the spine in dialyzed patients.

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Keywords

Cervical spine, Tumoral calcinosis, Surgical treatment, Computed tomography, Magnetic resonance imaging

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Title

Tumoral calcinosis of the cervical spine in a dialysis patient. Case report and review of the literature

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 51, No 2 (2017)

Pages

163-169

DOI

10.1016/j.pjnns.2016.12.001

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2017;51(2):163-169.

Keywords

Cervical spine
Tumoral calcinosis
Surgical treatment
Computed tomography
Magnetic resonance imaging

Authors

Krzysztof Zapałowicz
Bartłomiej Stasiów
Monika Ciupińska-Kajor
Wojciech Piwowarski

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