Psammoma bodies

Psammoma bodies are round microscopic calcific collections. It is a form of dystrophic calcification. Necrotic cells forms the focus for surrounding calcific deposition. They have a lammelated concentric calcified structure, sometimes large enough to be seen on CT. 

Psammoma bodies are found in a diverse group of tumours which include:

 

Mnemonic: P EMM S (PMS)

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rID: 1928
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