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  • SPECIES:
    • CANINE
  • SYSTEM:
    • GASTROINTESTINAL
  • ORGAN:
    • STOMACH
  • DIAGNOSIS:
    • MINERALIZATION OF THE GASTIC MUCOSA
  • CONTRIBUTOR:
    • WOLFE
  • INSTITUTION:
    • Cornell University
  • GENPATH:
    • MINERALIZATION, CALCIFICATION
  • COMMENTS:
    • 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.