intra-abdominal calcification

Intra-abdominal calcification is common and the causes may be classified into four broad groups based on morphology:


These are discrete precipitates in a vessel or organ. They are sharp in outline but the density and shape vary but in some cases, they may be virtually pathognomonic:

Conduit calcification

Calcification within the walls of any fluid-filled hollow tube:

Cystic calcification

Calcification in the wall of a mass such as a cyst, pseudocyst or aneurysm. Hallmark is a smooth curvilinear rim of calcification:

Solid mass calcification

Diverse features which generally show extensive but variable calcification:

See also

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