Tumoral calcinosis, a clinical report of eleven cases.

Published online: Sep 27 1993

J F Noyez, S M Murphree, and K Chen.

Department of Surgery, H. Hartziekenhuis, Roeselare, Belgium.


Clinical observations of 11 new cases of tumoral calcinosis are reported. The condition is characterized by calcified masses of varying size in the region of major joints. Surgical excision is recommended in selected cases determined by the size of the lesion, the deformity present and functional complaints. In this series surgical excision was done in 6 patients, and the diagnosis was confirmed histopathologically. After a complete excision of the tumor, no recurrences were seen in 5 cases with a mean follow-up time of 25 months. Incomplete excision led to multiple recurrences in one patient.