Intramedullary tumoral calcinosis: Case report

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Tumoral calcinosis (TC), a calcium hydroxyapatite-based mass, is common in the extremities and hips, but has rarely been reported in the spine, and has never been reported within the spinal cord. It may occur sporadically, in familial form, or as a consequence of disorders that promote soft-tissue calcification. Gross-total resection appears to be curative, but the diagnosis of TC is rarely considered prior to surgery. In this report, the authors describe the management of the first case of intramedullary TC located at the T-5 level in a 20-month-old boy who presented with lower-extremity spasticity. Additionally, salient features of the TC diagnosis, radiological patterns, histological findings, treatment, and outcomes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)630-635
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2010


  • Histiocytic reaction
  • Intramedullary tumoral calcinosis
  • Tumoral calcinosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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