Calcinosis is the formation of calcium deposits in any soft tissue.


Dystrophic calcification

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.

Metastatic calcification

Metastatic calcification involves a systemic calcium-phosphate mineral imbalance, which can be caused by renal failure, milk-alkali syndrome, or other etiologies.

Tumoral calcinosis

The etiology of the rare condition of tumoral calcinosis is not entirely understood. It is generally characterized by large, globular calcifications near joints.

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