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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology


Calcinosis cutis of usual and unusual sites: An eight year retro-prospective study in a tertiary teaching hospital in Western Uttar Pradesh, India


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Author Details: Alok Mohan, Shruti Singh, Veena K. Sharma, Purva Sharma, Swarn Kaur

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-6792

Print ISSN : 2394-6784

Article First Page : 161

Article End Page : 165


Abstract

Introduction: Calcinosis cutis is characterized by deposition of calcium in the skin. Case reports of calcinosis cutis form a wonderful data in clinical and pathological literature.
Aims and Objectives: The aim of the present study was to highlight the various clinicopathological aspects of calcinosis cutis lesions of various sites in our archives.
Materials and Methods: We performed an analysis of clinicopathological features of all diagnosed cases of calcinosis cutis from our archives. This was a retro-prospective type of study for eight years i.e. from July 2008- June 2016.
Observation and Results: In our study we studied 18 cases of calcinosis cutis from various sites. A few cases were unusual in terms of locations, size and presentation. Most common site was scrotum. Wide surgical excision was the treatment of choice. Histopathological diagnosis was rarely difficult. Histochemical Von Kossa staining was done in all cases for confirmation.
Conclusion: The results from the present study displayed the various presentations, locations and variability on histopathological architecture, thus highlighting the various clinicopathological aspects of calcinosis cutis lesions. Special histochemical staining is required for confirmation.

Keywords:
Calcinosis cutis, Dystrophic calcification, Histopatholgy, Metastatic calcification