Familial Tumoral Calcinosis is an inherited rare condition in which calcium is deposited in the soft tissue in periarticular location, which is the joint. The depositions happen outside the joint capsule. Tumoral Calcinosis usually occurs in people undergoing renal dialysis. Symptoms are:
• Eye abnormalities
• Pain during movement of joints
• Calcium deposits in joints
• Inflammation of long bones
• Excessive bone growth
HOW IS FAMILIAL TUMORAL CALCINOSIS DIAGNOSED?
A general physician/ pediatrician diagnoses this condition by the following:
1. Physical Examination
2. Radiographic imaging such as an X ray of the affected part
HOW IS FAMILIAL TUMORAL CALCINOSIS TREATED?
Treatment involves normalization of the serum phosphate levels. Surgical removal of the calcinosis is recommended but in case the surgical removal is not complete, there is every possibility of recurrence.
DID YOU KNOW?
Familial Tumoral Calcinosis may lead to limitation of joint movements which may cause disruption in regular functioning of the joints.