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Hip Pelvis. 2014 Mar;26(1):55-61. Korean. Case Report.
Suh YS , Choi HS , Chun DI , Choi SW , Kim YB , Chang BW , Seo GW .
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

The term tumoral calcinosis in used to describe the deposition of nodular calcareous masses in the soft tissue around large joints, such as the hips, shoulders, and elbows. Although the cause has not yet been clearly determined, according to the hypothesis, failure of phosphorus metabolism in the proximal tubule in kidney, chronic renal disease and hyperparathyroidism may cause tumoral calcinosis. No cases of tumoral calcinosis treated with surgical resection in chronic renal failure patients on hemodialysis, so called uremic tumoral calcinosis, have been reported in Korea. The authors experienced the case of a 57-year-old woman with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis who presented with a mass around the hip. We made a diagnosis using plain radiographs, magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography of tumoral calcinosis, and treated the patient successfully with surgical resection. We report on a case of uremic tumoral calcinosis with a review of the literature.

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