Korean J Dermatol.  2021 Mar;59(3):225-228.

Tumoral Calcinosis on the Dorsal Aspect of the Wrist Presenting as a Deep-seated Nodule

  • 1Departments of Orthopedic Surgery, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea
  • 2Departments of Dermatology, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea


Tumoral calcinosis is an ectopic calcification syndrome characterized by an irregular soft tissue mass. It has been reported mainly in large joints such as the hip, shoulder, knee, and elbow, but rarely in the hands. When it occurs on the dorsal side of the wrist, there are no specific symptoms except for localized tenderness. Therefore, it is difficult to differentiate the calcification from other common hand tumors, especially ganglions. We report a case of tumoral calcinosis that occurred on the dorsal side of the wrist with magnetic resonance imaging findings.


Calcification; Pathologic; Calcinosis; Tumoral; Ganglion cysts
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