Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011 , Vol 57 , Num 2

Gluteal Calcinosis in a Patient With Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease: A Bulky Lesion Resected Surgically

Güneş Güner 1 ,Yakup Yeşilkaya 2 ,Meral Çalgüneri 3 ,Metin Işık 3
1 Hacettepe Üniversitesi Hastanesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
2 Hacettepe Üniversitesi Hastanesi, Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
3 Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Erişkin Hastanesi, Romatoloji, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.4274/tftr.48403

Calcinosis frequently accompanies rheumatologic diseases and mostly occurs after trauma, due to structural damage, hypovascularity, and tissue hypoxia. Calcinosis may be seen in a localized area or it may be widespread, causing muscle atrophy, joint contractures, and skin  ulceration. Herein, we report a patient with localized form of calcinosis that occured without history of trauma and the patient also has a diagnosis of undifferentiated connective tissue disease. 

Keywords : Distrophic calcification, undifferentiated connective tissuedisease