Treatment of a soft tissue calcification in a patient receiving peritoneal dialysis

We describe a case of a massive soft tissue calcification in the right gluteal region in a peritoneal dialysis patient. The patient had severe pain and were disabled. The treatment was converted to an intensive hemodialysis regimen with a minimal calcium load and high dose of cinacalcet. During the treatment, the calcification diminished rapidly from a diameter of 26.6 to 2.9 cm, and the patient symptoms were relieved, leaving the patient with no pain or restriction in mobilization.
Source: Hemodialysis International - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

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