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Calcinosis Cutis: Symptomatic Cutaneous Calcium Deposits After Failed Medical Management


Brano Djenic

Department of Surgery, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ 85008, USA

Correspondence to Author: Brano Djenic


Calcinosis cutis is a known complication of dermatomyositis.Recurrences of calcinosis cutis are common and once this occurs,there are few successful therapeutics.


This is a case report and a review of the literature. This case study was reviewed and approved by IRB. Diagnostic work up,surgical interventions and follow up care were carried out at Maricopa Medical Center, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
This is a case report of 22 year-old Hispanic woman with dermatomyositis, myositis with calcinosis cutis, history of Reynaud’s phenomenon, protein S deficiencies resulting in requiring the right little finger amputation, and chronic pain new red, indurated, boggy and painful subcutaneous nodules. Imaging suggested calcinosis cutis, an 8 mm punch biopsy showed chalky white liquid material extruding from the wound .A surgical consult was obtained for incisions and draining of these various deposits of calcium around her sacral and gluteal musculature that were causing severe pain and substantially affecting her quality of life.


Brano Djenic. Calcinosis Cutis: Symptomatic Cutaneous Calcium Deposits After Failed Medical Management. World Journal of Clinical Surgery 2023.

Journal Info

  • Journal Name: World Journal of Clinical Surgery
  • Impact Factor: 2.709**
  • ISSN: 2766-6182
  • DOI: 10.52338/wjsurgy
  • Short Name: WJCSR
  • Acceptance rate: 55%
  • Volume: 6 (2024)
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  • Acceptance to publication: 10 days


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