Dystrophic soft tissue calcification
Dystrophic soft tissue calcification is a type of soft-tissue calcification, which occurs in damaged or necrotic tissue, while the serum level of calcium and phosphorus are normal. It may progress to ossification, in which case a cortical and trabecular bone pattern is visible.
An often cited approach to developing a differential diagnosis is using the mnemonic VINDICATE, a form of surgical sieve:
- venous insufficiency
- Mönckeberg arteriosclerosis
- heterotopic ossification
- injection granuloma