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Calcinosis is the formation of calcium deposits in any soft tissue.
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, kidney failure, milk-alkali syndrome, lack or excess of other minerals, or other etiologies.
Tumoral calcinosis [ edit ]
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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