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February 13, 1943


Author Affiliations

Pathologists HAVANA, CUBA

JAMA. 1943;121(7):490-495. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840070018005

Under the name tumoral calcinosis I am presenting 3 unusual cases of a calcified growth of unknown etiology and pathogenesis to which I have found but little reference in a careful search of the medical literature. All 3 patients with this condition have been treated at the Mercedes Hospital in Havana, 1 having been seen in the cancer service and the other 2 in the orthopedic service. It is interesting to note that all 3 of the patients are Negroes and that they live at points far distant from Havana and from one another.

Case 1.—  P. Q., a Negro girl aged 18 years, first seen Oct. 17, 1934, complained chiefly of pain and of a tumor in the left gluteal region. Her story was that two years earlier she had suffered a fall, receiving a blow on the left gluteal region. She attached no importance to her injury, which