Popcorn calcification

Dr Craig Hacking and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

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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Article information

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

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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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  • Involuted fibroad...
    Case 4: involuted fibroadenoma
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  • Case 5: calcified uterine fibroids
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