Soft tissue calcifications

Features


A variety of radiopaque calcifications within the overlying soft tissues can be represented radiographically.

Examples are:

  • salivary calculi,
  • calcified lymph nodes,

  • calcified tonsils,

  • phleboliths,

  • calcified atheromatic plaques in arteries,

  • antroliths etc.

  • Cases


    Bilateral elongation of the styloid process and calcification of the stylohyoid ligament.




    Antrolith




    Antrolith




    Calcified lymph nodes; different cases.




    Calcified atheromatic plaques in arteries. Different cases




    Calcified stylohyoid ligament.




    Different cases of calcified submandibular gland calculi.



    Calcified salivary calculus in the parotid gland


    A case of a large sialolith




    Calcified tonsils on panoramic and cbct images