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Dystrophic calcinosis in a child with a thumb sucking habit: case report

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  • Figueiredo, Giovannini Cesar Abrantes Li...
  • Figueiredo, Evânia Claudino Queiroga de
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2000
Source
Scientific Electronic Library Online - Brazil
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English
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Abstract

We present an uncommon case of a 3-year-old boy with a finger sucking habit who developed dystrophic calcification in his left thumb. Two years after excision, there was no recurrence, and the thumb retained full range of motion. We also discuss its probable pathogenesis and present a brief review of the literature about orthopedic complications in the hand due to this habit.

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