Calcinosis

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Calcinosis
Classification and external resources
ICD-9 275.4
MeSH D002114

Calcinosis is the formation of calcium deposits in any soft tissue.

Types[edit]

Dystrophic calcification[edit]

The most common type of calcinosis is dystrophic calcification. This type of calcification can occur as a response to any soft tissue damage, including that involved in implantation of medical devices.

Metastatic calcification[edit]

Metastatic calcification involves a systemic calcium excess imbalance, which can be caused by hypercalcemia, renal failure, milk-alkali syndrome, lack or excess of other minerals, or other etiologies.

Tumoral calcinosis[edit]

The etiology of the rare condition of tumoral calcinosis is not entirely understood. It is generally characterized by large, globular calcifications near joints.

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