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Tumoural calcinosis of the spine in the course of systemic sclerosis: report of a new case and review of the literature


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  1. Scleroderma Clinic, Rheumatology Unit, Istituto G. Pini, Milan, Italy. d.sambataro@hotmail.it
  2. Scleroderma Clinic, Rheumatology Unit, Istituto G. Pini, Milan, Italy.
  3. Scleroderma Clinic, Rheumatology Unit, Istituto G. Pini, Milan, Italy.
  4. Scleroderma Clinic, Rheumatology Unit, Istituto G. Pini, Milan, Italy.
  5. Rheumatology Section, Istituto San Giuseppe, Como, Italy.
  6. Scleroderma Clinic, Rheumatology Unit, Istituto G. Pini, Milan, Italy.

CER8350
2015 Vol.33, N°4 ,Suppl.91
PI 0175, PF 0178
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PMID: 26242389 [PubMed]

Received: 09/02/2015
Accepted : 17/04/2015
In Press: 05/08/2015
Published: 01/09/2015

Abstract

We report here a case of a 62-year-old Caucasian woman, suffering from diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (SSc), who developed a tumoural calcinosis (TC) localised in the left side of the neck around the cervical spine that caused severe pain and motion impairment, without involvement of regional neurological structures. A review of the literature on this issue (based on PubMed database) allowed us to identify 35 previously described cases of TC in para-vertebral area in the course of SSc. The main characteristics of these patients have been summarised.

Rheumatology Article