IN REVIEWING the literature, I have seen very little mention of malignant tumors considered as one of the etiologic factors in the production of calcinosis. In fact, no specific example seems to have been reported. The purpose of this report is to present the findings in a case of calcinosis in which metastatic lymphosarcoma was present.
REPORT OF CASE
W. D., a 9-year-old white boy, was admitted to the Albany Hospital with a history of having been in good health until one month prior to admission. He then complained of general malaise and pain in the thighs and in the upper part of the right arm. The pains were quite constant and were aggravated by various positions; movements of the right arm were painful in the right shoulder joint. The patient had been confined to bed during three weeks of his illness. An afternoon temperature of 100 to 101 F.