Causes of intraabdominal calcification

Causes of intraabdominal calcification

• Renal calculi (80% radio dense) and bladder calculi

• Cholelithiasis (10%-15% radio dense) and “milk of calcium”

• Porcelain gallbladder (20% risk for cancer)

• Pancreas (usually chronic pancreatitis, includes cancer, vessels and cysts)

• Calcified lymph nodes (chronic inflammation, includes spleen)

• Vascular calcifications (aortic aneurysm or dissection)

• Appendicoliths (plus acute right lower quadrant pain very predictive of appendicitis)


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