Intra-abdominal calcification

Dr Tee Yu Jin and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

Intra-abdominal calcification is common and the causes may be classified into four broad groups based on morphology:

These are discrete precipitates in a vessel or organ. They are sharp in outline but the density and shape vary but in some cases they may be virtually pathognomonic: 

Calcification within the walls of any fluid-filled hollow tube:

Calcification in the wall of a mass such as a cyst, pseudocyst or aneurysm. Hallmark is a smooth curvilinear rim of calcification:

Diverse features which generally show extensive but variable calcification:

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Article information

rID: 6085
Section: Gamuts
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Abdominal calcification
  • Intraabdominal calcifcation
  • Intra-abdominal calcifications

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Cases and figures

  • AXR
    Case 1: augmented bladder stones
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  • Case 2: vas deferens calcification
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  • Case 3: hepatic granulomas
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  • Case 4: chronic pancreatitis
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  • Case 5: gallstones
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  • Case 6: phlebolith
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  • Case 7: uterine fibroids
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  • Case 8: gallstones
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  • Case 9: porcelain gall bladder
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  • Case 10: failed bilateral renal transplants
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  • Calcified lesion ...
    Case 11: calcified renal lesion
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  • Case 12: appendicolith
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  • Case 13: ovarian dermoid
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  • Case 14: adrenal calcification
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  • Case 15: schistosomiasis (bladder and appendix)
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  • Case 16: renal tuberculosis with autonephrectomy
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  • Case 17: retroperitoneal hydatid cyst (type III)
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  • Staghorn calculus
    Case 18: staghorn calculus
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  • Case 19: encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis
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  • A large well defi...
    Case 20: bladder calculus
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  • Case 21: gall stone and renal stone
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  • Case 22: meconium peritonitis
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