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Dystrophic Extra-Articular Soft Tissue Calcification after Burn Injury: A Case Study and Literature Review
Journal of Korean Burn Society 2021;24(2):38-42
Published online December 1, 2021
© 2021 Journal of Korean Burn Society.

In-Sik Yun, M.D., Ph.D., Sang-Soo Lee, M.D., Yeo-Reum Jeon, M.D., Ph.D.1, Seum Chung, M.D., Ph.D.1 and Joon-Ho Song, M.D.1

Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National Health Insurance Service, Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea
Correspondence to: Joon-Ho Song, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National Health Insurance Service, Ilsan Hospital, 100 Ilsan-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang 10444, Korea
Tel: 82-31-900-0979, Fax: 82-31-900-0679
In-Sik Yun and Sang-Soo Lee contributed equally to this work as first authors.
Received June 3, 2021; Revised August 14, 2021; Accepted August 18, 2021.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Soft tissue calcifications after burn injuries are commonly found in the periarticular region. They can easily be found because they cause severe pain and distress to the patient. However, a long period is required to identify extra-articular soft tissue calcification after burn injuries because they have no specific symptoms. Herein, we present the case of a patient with dystrophic extra-articular soft tissue calcification after a burn injury. A 70-year-old woman developed a non-healing ulcer in the right lower leg area two months before presentation to the hospital. She had third-degree flame burns on the anteromedial tibial area of the right leg approximately 40 years prior, and there had been no particular problem. Examination revealed chronic ulcers, and a review of radiograph findings revealed irregular calcification. The wound was treated with wide excision with a skin graft, and it healed without complications. During follow-up one month later, no recurrence of the calcification or ulceration of the lesion was found.
Keywords : Extra-articular soft tissue calcification, Burn scars, Wide excision and skin grafting

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