tumoral calcinosis

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A rare inherited autosomal disorder characterized by the presence of a periarticular mass containing calcific deposits in the joints affected. It may occur either in a familial form or a sporadic form secondary to other systemic disorders. It most commonly affects children and adolescents. Dental manifestations may include obliteration of the pulp chambers of the teeth with calcified deposits and short or absent roots predisposing to early mobility and tooth loss; the condition has been known to affect the temporomandibular joint.

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Naikmasur V., Guttal K., Bhargava P., Burde K., Sattur A., Nandimath K. Tumoral calcinosis with dental manifestations—a case report. Dent Update 2008;35:134–8.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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