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Re: CT Revealed Calcified Appendix
 
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Re: CT Revealed Calcified Appendix


This is a very rare condition and is called "porcelain appendix". It is thought to be the result of an infection that has resulted in the appendix cells becoming inflamed and changing into a "mass", which has been calcified. Soft tissue calcification can occur for a number of reasons including in response to infection.
 
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