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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 464-466

Idiopathic calcinosis cutis of the vulva


Department of Plastic Surgery and Pathology, Turgut Ozal Medical Center, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Yusuf K Coban
Elaziš Caddesi 15 km Turgut Ozal Medical Centre. Malatya
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.119960

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Background: In the present study, calcinosis cutis (CC) is defined as the deposition of amorphous calcium and phosphate salts under epidermis and it may be caused by a pre-existing event such as extravasation injury or hypercalcemic conditions. Idiopathic CC cases have no underlying disease or pre-existing cause. Aim: A demostrative vulvar idiopathic CC case presentation and review of the related literature. Methods: A 42-year-old multiparous female presented with vulvar nodular masses. She was keen on surgical removal of the lesions, as the masses caused dyscomfort during sexual intercourse. The lesions were removed and sent for histopathological examination. There was neither a history of trauma nor any inflammatory process in the vulvar skin prior to the development of lesions and no systemic abnormality was detected. Results and Conclusions: The histhopathologic evaluation of the biopsy specimen showed amorphous calcium deposits without any inflammatory infiltration in the dermis. There was no recurrence at 1 year's follow-up. This case shows that idiopathic CC may develop slowly at labio-vulvar region in a sexually active female with normal systemic or laboratory findings


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