Popcorn calcification (disambiguation)

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 30 Oct 2021

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.

See also

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Cases and figures

  • Photograph: popcorns
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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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  • Case 4: involuted fibroadenoma
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  • Case 5: calcified uterine fibroids
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