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Soft Tissue Tumor Mimics: Crystal Disease
Catherine C. Roberts, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Top Differential Diagnoses

      • Diagnostic Checklist

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Definitions

          • Group of entities due to crystal deposition that may appear mass-like, mimicking soft tissue tumor

        IMAGING

        • General Features

          • Imaging Recommendations

            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

              • Image Interpretation Pearls

                Selected References

                1. McKenzie G et al: Pictorial review: Non-neoplastic soft-tissue masses. Br J Radiol. 82(981):775-85, 2009
                2. Kransdorf MJ et al: Masses that may mimic soft tissue tumors. In Kransdorf MJ et al: Imaging of Soft Tissue Tumors. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 524-9, 2006
                3. Olsen KM et al: Tumoral calcinosis: pearls, polemics, and alternative possibilities. Radiographics. 26(3):871-85, 2006
                4. Flemming DJ et al: Osseous involvement in calcific tendinitis: a retrospective review of 50 cases. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 181(4):965-72, 2003
                5. Jelinek J et al: MR imaging of soft-tissue masses. Mass-like lesions that simulate neoplasms. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 3(4):727-41, 1995
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                KEY FACTS

                • Terminology

                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                    • Diagnostic Checklist

                      TERMINOLOGY

                      • Definitions

                        • Group of entities due to crystal deposition that may appear mass-like, mimicking soft tissue tumor

                      IMAGING

                      • General Features

                        • Imaging Recommendations

                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                              Selected References

                              1. McKenzie G et al: Pictorial review: Non-neoplastic soft-tissue masses. Br J Radiol. 82(981):775-85, 2009
                              2. Kransdorf MJ et al: Masses that may mimic soft tissue tumors. In Kransdorf MJ et al: Imaging of Soft Tissue Tumors. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 524-9, 2006
                              3. Olsen KM et al: Tumoral calcinosis: pearls, polemics, and alternative possibilities. Radiographics. 26(3):871-85, 2006
                              4. Flemming DJ et al: Osseous involvement in calcific tendinitis: a retrospective review of 50 cases. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 181(4):965-72, 2003
                              5. Jelinek J et al: MR imaging of soft-tissue masses. Mass-like lesions that simulate neoplasms. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 3(4):727-41, 1995