Dystrophic soft tissue calcification

Dystrophic soft tissue calcification is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of pathologies that cause soft-tissue calcification and is caused by calcification of damaged tissues.  The amorphous calcification that results may be small or large.  In some cases, ossification may occur - this is characterized by cortical formation and a central medullary cavity.

An often cited approach to developing a differential diagnosis is using VINDICATE

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rID: 17119
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Dystrophic calcification
  • Dystrophic soft-tissue calcifications

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