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Soft tissue calcification
Terms in this set (32)
Deposition of what kind of salt result in soft tissue calcifications?
3 categories of soft tissue calcifications
What percent of soft tissue calcifications is detected on panoramic radiographs?
Calcifications in chronic inflammation/infection has high ____ and _____.
Most common odontogenic cyst?
Second most common odontogenic cyst?
Common sites of dystrophic calcifications (4)
Are dystrophic calcifications symptomatic or asymptomatic?
Dystrophic calcifications are rarely > ___ cm in diameter
Calcified lymph nodes clinical features (2)
chronically inflammed nodes
Common location of calcified lymph nodes
Submandibular region & other cervical nodes
Clinical features of dystrophic calcifications in Tonsil
-inflammation of tonsillar crypts
-hard, round, white or yellow objects
-dead bacteria & pus as nidus
Tonsilloliths often superimpose the _____ on radiographs
Radiographic features of tonsilloliths (2)
-cluster of multiple small, ill-defined radiopacities
-radiopacity of cortical bone
Clinical features of arteriosclerosis
-degeneration of arteries
-deposition of calcium in medial coat of vessel
Common artery affected by arteriosclerosis
What can have a pipe stem or tram-track appearance on the radiograph
What is the major contributing source of cerebrovascular emboli?
Which layer of a vessel can develop an atherosclerotic plaque?
Where does atherosclerosis develop radiographically? (3)
Neck adjacent to greater cornu of hyoid
Where does sialoliths most commonly occur?
What gender does sialoliths affect more?
Clinical features of sialoliths
History of pain and swelling
What can phleboliths cause?
What appers as a homogenous radiopque/bull's eye/target lesion?
In the presence of what does phleboliths occur?
Where can laryngeal cartilage calficiations form?
Below greater cornu of hyoid bone
adjacent to C5
What does laryngeal cartilage calcifications superimpose on?
Prevertebral soft tissue
What idiopathic calcification is described as well-defined & smooth, solitary?
Laryngeal cartilage calcifications
18% of the time, panormaic radiographs detect this type of calcification
stylohyoid ligament ossification
Length of stylohyoid ligament calcification
Clinical features of Eagle's syndrome
-intense pain in pharynx on swallowing
-pain in turning neck, opening neck
-recent neck trauma
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