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soft tissue calcifications and ossifications

  • Dystrophic calcification
  • General dystrophic calcification of the oral region
  • Calcified lymphnodes
  • Dystrophic calcification in the tonsils
  • Cysticercosis
  • Arterial calcification –Arteriosclerosis
  •                                           Calcified atherosclerotic plaque
  • Idiopathic calcification:
  • Sailolith
  • Phlebolith
  • Laryngeal cartilage calcification
  • Rhinolith /anthrolith

 

 

  • Dystrophic calcification occurs in lymphnodes that have been chronically inflamed because of various diseases.
  • Tuberculosis(scrofula or cervical tuberculous adenitis)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Catscratch disease
  • Rhematoid arthritis
  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Fungal infections
  • Metastases from distant calcifying neoplasams

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