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Case Report

Year: 2017 | Month: April | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 486-490

Cytodiagnosis of Idiopathic Calcinosis Cutis -A Rare Diagnosis in Three Cases with Review of Literature

Dr. Rachana Binayke1, Dr. R.V.Taksande2

1Assistant Professor, 2Associate Professor,
Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai- 400008

Corresponding Author: Dr. Rachana Binayke


Calcinosis cutis is a rare soft tissue lesion characterized by the deposition of calcium salts. There are varied clinical settings attributed to calcium deposition and these can be subjected to fine-needle aspiration (FNA). Since cutaneous calcific deposits may clinically mimic a tumor, it is advisable to diagnose them by FNA cytology (FNAC) which is a rapid, reliable and simple procedure. Were ported three cases of idiopathic calcinosis cutis by FNA. Cytological finding of amorphous granular material consistent with calcium salts and the appropriate clinical background led to the cytodiagnosis of idiopathic calcinosis cutis further confirmed by special stains on cytosmears in all the three cases. Points of concern for a correct interpretation of the cytological findings along with review of literature are also discussed.

Key words: Calcinosis cutis, idiopathic, fine needle aspiration cytology

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