What Is Calcification in the Liver?

Liver calcification is a condition in which calcium deposits develop in the liver. It occurs when calcium has formed in areas of the liver affected by injury or infection in order to protect the liver from further damage, according to Merck Manuals.

Although it is possible that calcification in the liver indicates of tumors or livers lesions, it is not necessarily associated with a serious disorder. Calcification in the liver mostly occurs when the body reacts negatively to a drug, notes LearningRadiology.com. Other common causes of liver calcification include excessive alcohol consumption, inflammatory conditions, benign neoplasms and malignant liver neoplasms.