Calcified nodules of the heels
Calcified nodules begin as small yellow-to-white nodules that slowly increase in size and migrate through the epidermis to the skin surface. Lesions typically appear between 4 and 12 months of age and often resolve spontaneously between 18 and 30 months. Most lesions are asymptomatic, but some may cause local irritation or pain.
L94.2 – Calcinosis cutis
255003 – Calcified nodule
- Subepidermal calcified nodule – Solitary white-to-yellow papule or nodule typically on the head / neck (children) and extremities (adults).
- Verruca vulgaris – Hyperkeratotic, verrucous, white-to-tan papule or plaque.
- Epidermal inclusion cyst – A well-circumscribed nodule with or without a central punctum.
- Molluscum contagiosum – Small skin-colored or translucent papules with umbilication and/or a white central core.
- Milia – Small white-to-yellow papules, typically on the cheeks and periorbital skin.
- Cutaneous horn – Thick, columnar-like hyperkeratotic debris that arises from an actinic keratosis, verruca, squamous cell carcinoma, or keratoacanthoma.
- Pilomatricoma (calcifying epithelioma of Malherbe) – Solitary, firm, skin-colored or bluish-appearing nodule or tumor often found upon the head / neck or upper extremities.
- Precalcaneal congenital fibrolipomatous hamartoma