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Calcinosis Cutis of the Vulva

A Review

Wang, Qing, MD; Heller, Debra S., MD

Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease: January 2019 - Volume 23 - Issue 1 - p 75–76
doi: 10.1097/LGT.0000000000000425
Original Research Articles: Vulva and Vagina

Idiopathic calcinosis cutis (CC) is an uncommon skin condition. Although it has been reported many times in the scrotum, it is exceedingly rare in the vulva. Most reports of vulvar CC are in children. Vulvar CC may be thought clinically to be inclusion cysts. Other causes of calcinosis such as autoimmune disease or alterations in serum calcium levels, potentially associated with malignancy, must be considered before considering a case as idiopathic.

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Correspondence to: Debra S. Heller, MD, Department of Pathology-UH/E158, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, 185 S Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103. E-mail:

The authors have declared they have no conflicts of interest.

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