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Calcinosis Cutis at the Tarsus of the Upper Eyelid

Authors
 Ikhyun Jun  ;  Sung Eun Kim  ;  Jin Sook Yoon  ;  Gi Jeong Kim  ;  Sang Yeul Lee 
Citation
 Korean Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol.25(6) : 440-442, 2011 
Journal Title
 Korean Journal of Ophthalmology 
ISSN
 1011-8942 
Issue Date
2011
Abstract
Calcinosis cutis involves the inappropriate deposition of calcium within the dermis layer of the skin, and is often associated with rheumatoid disease. A 42-year-old woman presented for evaluation of a hard palpable mass on the left upper eyelid. After everting the eyelid, a large papillomatous mass with a broad base was identified on the superior area of the tarsus. The lesion was partially excised posteriorly under local anesthesia, and pathologists identified the mass as calcinosis cutis. The patient had no systemic or trauma history, and the serum levels of calcium and phosphorous were normal. Idiopathic calcinosis cutis should be included in the differential diagnosis for a protruding papillomatous mass of the tarsal plate, and surgical debulking could be a viable option for large protruding lesions, although more follow-up is necessary to monitor regrowth
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/95233
DOI
10.3341/kjo.2011.25.6.440
Appears in Collections:
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Ophthalmology (안과학교실)
Yonsei Authors
김성은(Kim, Sung Eun) ; 윤진숙(Yoon, Jin Sook) ; 이상열(Lee, Sang Yeul)
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