Calcinosis is the calcification (calcium deposition) in soft tissues that is outside the bones.
Calcinosis can be caused by local or systemic factors. The former are injuries or injections; the latter hyperparathyroidism or disorders of calcium and phosphate metabolism.
Several forms of Calcinosis can can be clinically distinguished:
|Hyperphosphatemic familial tumoral calcinosis|
Calcinosis tumoralis is caused by prolonged hyperphosphatemia.