[Oradlist] Calcifications questions?! - Cone beam images.
Allan G Farman
agfarm01 at louisville.edu
Sun Sep 14 14:52:59 PDT 2008
The calcifications fit better with the previous choices. The size of the
calcifications are greater than with cysticercosis. AGF
Allan G. Farman, BDS, PhD, MBA, DSc, Diplomate ABOMR
Prof. Radiology & Imaging Science
Univ. Louisville School of Dentistry: SUHD
501 South Preston Street,
Louisville, Kentucky 40292, USA
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>>> "Allan Abuabara" <allan.abuabara at gmail.com> 09/14/2008 06:06 AM
Thanks to all the replies. I will investigate the cause and try to post
On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 10:32 PM, Dania Tamimi
<daniatamimi at hotmail.com>wrote:
> This is a long shot, and I agree these look more like phleboliths,
> you considered a parasitic infection?
> Parasites that are present as calcifications within the soft
> � Cysticerosis (tacnia solium)
> - Invasion of human tissue by the larval form of the pork tapeworm
> - Typically produces multiple linear or oval calcifications
> - usually have non-calcified central area, long axis is in plane of
> surrounding muscle bundle
> - intracranial involvement as well
> � Guinea Worm (Dracunculus medinensis)
> - serpinginous calcifications coiled in soft tissue, can be several
> - more common in lower extremities due to life cycle
> - calcification frequently segmented because of muscle movement
> � Loa Loa (Filiaria banerofta)
> - calcified dead worm appears coiled -> thread-like density
> - difficult to visualize -> best seen in web spaces of hands or feet
> � Trichinosis (Trichinella spiralis)
> - calcification of encysted larvae (< 1 mm)
> - difficult to detect radiographically
> � Hydatid disease (Echinococcus)
> - infrequent calcification in cysts
> Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 21:09:32 -0300
> From: allan.abuabara at gmail.com
> To: oradlist at lists.ucla.edu
> Subject: [Oradlist] Calcifications questions?! - Cone beam images.
> Dear Colleagues
> I have questions regarding a patient, Caucasian, female, 44
> submitted to cone beam tomography for analysis of the maxilla to
> I found an area of calcification in soft tissue. See attached
> It is located above the ramus of mandible, internally to the
> arch, between the condyle and coronoid process. It could be a
> <http://goog_1221261706480/>phlebolite* (*"a small calcareous
> formed in a vein")?
> The same patient has calcifications in other places (picture 6) -
> side. I think that they represent: salivary calculi (sialolith) from
> submandibular gland and paraoral soft tissue calcifications
> - calcification of tonsilar lynphoid tissue)
> I want to know the opinion of you.
> Thank you for your reply.
> Allan Abuabara
> DDS, Specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology.
> Joinville, SC - Brazil.
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