Journal of Cytology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 166--168

Iatrogenic calcinosis cutis: A rare cytological diagnosis


Gopal Krishna Sawke, Tina Rai, Nilima Sawke 
 Department of Pathology, People's College of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Gopal Krishna Sawke
Department of Pathology, People«SQ»s College of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
India

Calcinosis cutis is an uncommon condition characterized by the deposition of calcium salts in the subcutaneous tissues of the body. Calcifications can also occur in a variety of other clinical settings and can be subjected to fine-needle aspiration (FNA). Since cutaneous calcific deposits may clinically mimic a tumor, it is feasible to diagnose them by FNA cytology (FNAC). We reported a case of calcinosis cutis by FNA in a 36-year-old male who presented with a solitary subcutaneous nodule in cubital fossa. Smears showed amorphous granular material consistent with calcium and occasional histiocytes. The diagnosis was confirmed when cytosmears were subjected to a special stain such as the von Kossa stain.


How to cite this article:
Sawke GK, Rai T, Sawke N. Iatrogenic calcinosis cutis: A rare cytological diagnosis.J Cytol 2016;33:166-168


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Sawke GK, Rai T, Sawke N. Iatrogenic calcinosis cutis: A rare cytological diagnosis. J Cytol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Sep 27 ];33:166-168
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