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Soft-tissue calcification

Soft-tissue calcification is commonly seen and caused by a wide range of pathology.

Classification

Soft tissue calcifications are usually caused by one of the following six entities as listed below in order of prevalence:

Dystrophic soft-tissue calcification

Dystrophic soft-tissue calcification is the commonest cause of 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 characterised by cortical formation and a central medullary cavity.

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