Psammoma bodies

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

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

Article information

rID: 1928
Section: Pathology
Tag: path
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Psammoma body

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1 : in a meningioma
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