Popcorn calcification

Popcorn calcification refers to amorphous calcifications often with rings and arcs that resemble popped corn kernels. This type of calcification may be seen in many radiological settings including 1:

They are also seen in metaphyses and epiphyses of long bones of children with osteogenesis imperfecta. In this case, they represent scalloped lucencies with sclerotic margins 2.

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rID: 6240
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Popcorn calcifications
  • Pop-corn calcifications
  • Pop-corn calcification

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    Case 1: enchondroma
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    Case 2: medullary chondrosarcoma
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    Case 3: osteogenesis imperfecta
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