PATHOLOGY & ONCOLOGY RESEARCHVol. 1 No. 1, 1995

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Tumoral Calcinosis in Infancy (A light and electron microscopic study with X-ray microanalysis)

Károly BALOGH1, Tamás FERENCZ2, András CSIKÓS3, József TÍMÁR3

1Department of Pathology, New England Deaconess Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
22nd Department of Pediatrics, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary
31st Institute of Pathology & Experimental Cancer Research, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary

 

The most frequent form of idiopathic calcinosis is tumoral calcinosis (TC) which rarely occurs at young ages. We describe here a TC case of a young boy with its light microscopy completed with electron microscopic examinations. X-ray microanalysis revealed in the intracellular crystals CaCl2 besides the previously described hydroxyapatite. The significance of this finding is unknown at the moment. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 1, Nr 1, 80-84, 1995

Key words: tumoral calcinosis; infancy; microanalysis


Received: Apr 10, 1995; accepted: May 15, 1995
Correspondence: Károly BALOGH, Department of Pathology, New England Deaconess Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 185 Pilgrim Rd. Boston 02215, USA

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