Pathology Quiz #7: Types of Calcifications

1. A 72-year-old male with a history of chronic kidney disease presents with a decreased range of motion in his shoulder. X-ray of the affected area shows calcium deposits in the soft tissues around the joint. Laboratory findings include elevated serum calcium and phosphate levels. This patient’s condition is most likely due to which type of calcification? 

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2. A 55-year-old female with a history of breast cancer undergoes a mammogram, which reveals a well-defined, calcified mass. Biopsy of the mass demonstrates necrotic tissue with calcium deposits. This type of calcification is most likely: 

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3. During an autopsy of a 65-year-old male who died of tuberculosis, caseous necrosis with calcification is noted in the lungs. This type of calcification is best classified as: 

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4. A 60-year-old male with a history of aortic valve stenosis is found to have calcification of the aortic valve on echocardiography. This finding is most indicative of which type of calcification? 

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5. In an examination of ovarian cancer tissue, a pathologist notes the presence of lamellated, calcified structures. A histological image of the structure is shown. This structure is an example of which type of calcification? 

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