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become impregnated with calcium salts

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become inflexible and unchanging

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It is now widely believed to be an active process that involves four key events: 1) the trans-differentiation of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells (VSMCs) into osteoblast-like cells, 2) the release of matrix vesicles, 3) the loss of calcification inhibitors, and 4) the degradation of the extracellular matrix [3].
Similar plaques in the abdominal aorta coexist with splenic artery calcifications in up to 89.
Ultrasonography is a rapid, available, and inexpensive method to investigate the vascular system, due to its ability to both detect calcifications and measure the vascular thickness, blood flow, and its characteristics.
The central part of lymph nodes may show additional calcifications.
Some studies have linked the presence of the carotid artery calcifications to systemic diseases such as obesity (body mass index and waist circumference), hypercholesterolaemia, hypertension, diabetes, renal stones, dental infections, prior atherosclerosis and with increasing age (4-12).
A chest radiograph before biopsy showed clustered calcifications in the left deep lower axilla (Figure 1(f)).
2) Radiographic characteristics on CT most specific for Fahr's disease are symmetric calcifications that appear "cloudy" and follow a "thin linear pattern" early in disease giving way to massive symmetric calcifications as the disease progresses.
Five had anticentromere antibody-positive systemic sclerosis; other investigators have reported that dystrophic calcifications occur in roughly 70% of such patients.
Metastatic pulmonary calcification (MPC) may develop in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism, related to end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
Both compounds may alleviate the development of soft tissue calcifications in CKD patients (16,17).
A study was conducted to evaluate 98 patients with RA and the risk of coronary artery calcifications.
Aortic calcifications in familial hypercholesterolemia: potential role of the low-density lipoprotein receptor gene.
Hypoparathyproidism is well known entity which can cause intracranial calcifications but extensive intracranial calcification is rare4.
A computed tomography scan showed extensive calcifications throughout the brain (Fig.