is the formation of calcium
deposits in any soft tissue
The most common type of calcinosis is dystrophic calcification
. This type of calcification can occur as a response to any soft tissue damage, including that involved in implantation of medical devices.
involves a systemic calcium-phosphate mineral imbalance, which can be caused by renal failure
, milk-alkali syndrome
, or other etiologies.
of the rare condition of tumoral calcinosis
is not entirely understood. It is generally characterized by large, globular calcifications near joints.