Infantile tumoral calcinosis of the cervical spine presenting as torticollis

Ali Ashraf, Felix E. Diehn, Patrick H Luetmer, John I. Lane, Karen Fritchie, A. Noelle Larson

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Abstract

The computed tomography (CT) and MRI findings of infantile tumoral calcinosis and the utility of image-guided biopsy are demonstrated. A 5-month old presented with torticollis and a calcified cervical spinal mass. The radiologic appearance suggested a malignant neoplasm, prompting CT-guided biopsy, which diagnosed tumoral calcinosis. We hope to increase awareness of this entity and describe image-guided biopsy as a way to avoid morbidity associated with open biopsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-163
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 26 2015

Keywords

  • Calcium phosphate crystal deposition
  • Image-guided biopsy
  • Infantile tumoral calcinosis
  • Pediatric spine
  • Torticollis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Medicine(all)

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