dystrophic calcification

dystrophic calcification
the calcification of injured or necrotic tissue in the absence of systemic hypercalcaemia. Dystrophic calcification is a characteristic feature in some cancers of the breast, ovary, and thyroid gland.

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  • Dystrophic calcification — (D.C.) is the mineralization of soft tissue without a systemic mineral imbalance. (A systemic imbalance would elevate calcium levels in the blood and all tissues: metastatic calcification.) This occurs as a reaction to tissue damage,cite web |url …   Wikipedia

  • dystrophic calcification — noun mineralization of soft tissues occurring without a systemic mineral imbalance …   Wiktionary

  • dystrophic calcification — the deposition of calcium in abnormal locations, such as scar tissue or atherosclerotic plaques, but without abnormalities of blood calcium. See also calcinosis …   Medical dictionary

  • Calcification — This article is about calcification of body tissue. For calcification of water pipes, see Hard water Calcification is the process in which calcium salts build up in soft tissue, causing it to harden. Calcifications may be classified on whether… …   Wikipedia

  • dystrophic — Relating to dystrophy. * * * dys·tro·phic dis trō fik adj 1) relating to or caused by faulty nutrition 2) relating to or affected with a dystrophy <dystrophic muscles> 3 a) occurring at sites of damaged or necrotic tissue <dystrophic… …   Medical dictionary

  • calcification — n. the deposition of calcium salts in tissue. This occurs as part of the normal process of bone formation (see ossification). Compare: dystrophic calcification, metastatic calcification …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Calcification — The process of building bone by suffusing tissues with calcium salts. Also called ossification. * * * 1. Deposition of lime or other insoluble calcium salts. 2. A process in which tissue or noncellular material in the body becomes hardened as the …   Medical dictionary

  • Metastatic calcification — is deposition of calcium salts in otherwise normal tissue, because of elevated serum levels of calcium in blood,[1] which can occur because of deranged metabolism as well as increased absorption or decreased excretion of calcium and related… …   Wikipedia

  • metastatic calcification — the calcification of otherwise normal tissues in patients with hypercalcaemia. Compare: dystrophic calcification …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Calcinosis cutis — Classification and external resources ICD 10 L94.2 ICD 9 709.3 …   Wikipedia

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