A rare disorder, Familial Tumoral Calcinosis, leads to development of ectopic calcium deposits in the soft tissue in the periarticular location or around the joints. Children and adolescents are most commonly affected with this disorder. The prominent symptom includes painless swelling around joints. The condition presents the calcium deposits most commonly around the shoulders, hips and elbows.
HOW IS FAMILIAL TUMORAL CALCINOSIS DIAGNOSED?
Laboratory evaluation is recommended by a general physician when there is swelling around the joints that is prominent yet there is no associated pain. The lab tests will reveal normal serum calcium levels with hyperphosphatemia.
HOW IS FAMILIAL TUMORAL CALCINOSIS TREATED?
The treatment focuses on the balancing of the levels of phosphate levels and resection of lesion. Surgery is performed to remove the excess growth. Medicines are prescribed as painkillers in many cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
Size of deposits varies in individuals affected with Tumoral Calcinosis