Radiographically Detectable Dystrophic Calcinosis of the Cheek: A Case Report and Literature ReviewCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Candice Jacinta Antao,
Sapana Valley, A-22, 4th Floor, Behind Adarsh High School, Pajifond, Margao-403601, Goa, India.
Dystrophic calcinosis is a condition wherein calcium is deposited in degenerated tissues, often associated with trauma, infection, or inflammation, in the absence of a systemic mineral imbalance. It commonly occurs in cardiac and skeletal muscles; rarely in oral and perioral region. We report a unique case of a 25-year-old healthy male, with dystrophic calcinosis in the subcutaneous tissues of the cheek overlying the right body of the mandible, with history of infection in that region. CT and CBCT examination revealed multiple irregular to curvi-linear shaped radiodense calcified structures, discrete from the mandibular buccal cortex. The calcified structures were surgically removed via extra oral approach without complications. Although soft tissues of the cheek do not frequently contain lesions that include calcifications, dystrophic calcinosis must be considered among the differentials for calcified masses in the oral region, particularly when infection is present. Its preoperative diagnosis poses a challenge in view of differential diagnosis.
Calcification, Cone beam computed tomography, Pathological, Radiodensities
Candice Jacinta Antao, Ajit D Dinkar, Manisha Khorate, Nigel R Figueiredo. RADIOGRAPHICALLY DETECTABLE DYSTROPHIC CALCINOSIS OF THE CHEEK: A CASE REPORT AND LITERATURE REVIEW. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 December [cited: 2018 Dec 16 ]; 12:ZD14-ZD17. Available from
Date of Submission: Jul 24, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Aug 22, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Oct 05, 2018
Date of Publishing: Dec 01, 2018
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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