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 characterised by cortical formation and a central medullary cavity.
An often cited approach to developing a differential diagnosis is using VINDICATE
- venous insufficiency
- vitamin D
- milk-alkali syndrome