- MINERALIZATION OF THE GASTIC MUCOSA
- Cornell University
- MINERALIZATION, CALCIFICATION
- Metastaic calcification of the gastric mucosa, particularly in the middle depths, may be seen as a result of chronic renal failure. This condition is seen when there is significant imbalance of calcium and phosphorus, such as may be seen with marked reduction in renal mas s and impared phosphorus excreation. This lesion is often encountered when the values of calcium and phosphorus, when multiplied, exceed 70; calcification may be seen in a number of other sites, including the intercostal musculature, kidneys, and lungs.