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calcific

 [kal-sif´ik]
forming lime.

cal·cif·ic

(kal-sif'ik),
Forming or depositing calcium salts.

calcific

/cal·cif·ic/ (-ik) forming lime.

calcific

(kăl-sĭf′ĭk)
adj.
Producing salts of lime, as in the formation of eggshells in birds and reptiles.

cal·cif·ic

(kal-sif'ik)
Involving or caused by calcification.

calcific

forming lime.

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Q. Please let me know what is breast calcification? My mom aged 52 years is diagnosed with breast cancer and is suffering for the past 5 years. I am scared too as I know that possibility of breast cancer is also linked genetically. The mammogram report shows some white spots on mammogram. But it has been recorded as breast calcifications. Doctor advised me not to worry as this has got no relevance to breast cancer. Please let me know what is breast calcification?

A. These are tiny calcium deposits in the breast tissue. You can not touch or feel breast calcifications. To know about them the only way is by mammogram. They are usually not cancerous but in some forms like tight clusters with irregular shapes can indicate breast cancer. There are two main types: microcalfications and macrocalfications. But if your doctor says that they pose no threat then I am sure you have nothing to worry about. Just follow his advices.

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There are few reports of calcific discitis in adults, where thoracic disc involvement is more common.
The calcification of the superior tendon of the longus coli, on CT scan (Figure 1, red arrow), confirms the diagnosis of calcific tendinitis.
Several studies have demonstrated that high energy ESWT protocols applied to calcific tendenitis of the rotator calf led to improvement of the muscle function and shrinkage of the subacromial bursa and thus improved the clinical picture of the involved shoulder.
From August 2014 to March 2016, patients presenting to the Primary Care Sports Medicine Department complaining of heel pain, found to have insertional Achilles calcific tendinosis, unresponsive to conservative treatment (i.
Calcific Uremic Arterlolopathy treated with clnacalcet, paricalcitol, and autologous growth factors.
68 cases were completely symptom free after 15 days of Ultrasound Therapy and x- ray showed complete disappearance of calcific shadow.
Successful treatment of calcific uraemic arteriolopathy with bisphosphonates.
Microscopically, histopathology did not reveal malignancy, but tissue necrosis, widespread luminal compression secondary to vascular calcification, hyperplasia of the tunica intima, and inflammatory cell infiltration--consistent with a diagnosis of calcific uremic arteriolopathy.
However, suspicion for a diagnosis of acute calcific longus colli tendonitis was elevated.
CTLC, also known as prevertebral calcific tendinitis and retropharyngeal calcific tendinitis, was first reported by Hartley in 1964.
Multislice CT angiography revealed densely calcific Triple Vessel Coronary Artery Disease including left mainstem disease (calcium score: total 851.
Intracranial lipomas reveal homogenous fat density (-60 to -120 HU) on plain CT scan and may contain calcific foci within, especially in the tubulonodular variety.