Familial tumoral calcinosis

What is Familial tumoral calcinosis?

Tumoral calcinosis is a phosphocalcic metabolism anomaly, particularly among younger age groups and characterized by the presence of calcified masses in the juxta-articular regions (hip, elbow, ankle and scapula) without joint involvement. Histologically, lesions display collagen necrobiosis, followed by cyst formation and a foreign-body response with calcification Two forms of tumoral calcinosis have been described: normocalcemic tumoral calcinosis and familial tumoral calcinosis.

Inheritance type

Autosomal recessive

Age of Onset

  • Childhood
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