Idiopathic soft tissue calcification in an extremity: a case report

Oman Med J. 2013 Mar;28(2):131-2. doi: 10.5001/omj.2013.34.


We report a case of a-15-days-old infant presenting with firm palpable thickening of the left leg soft tissues along with induration. Radiographs of the leg revealed generalized calcification of soft tissues. No obvious underlying cause could be identified for tissue calcification and hence termed as Idiopathic calcinois cutis. There are reports of this condition in Pediatric and Dermatology literature, but very few reports in orthopedic literature. The aim of this report is to highlight the pathogenesis, course and review of literature of this relatively uncommon condition which can easily be mistaken by Orthopedic or General Surgeons for infective bony of soft tissue infection.

Keywords: Calcification; Calcinosis; Infant; Soft tissue infection.

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