Stomach, Forestomach - Mineralization
comment:Mineralization of the forestomach usually involves the submucosa, often along the basement membrane ( Figure 1 ), and tunica muscularis ( Figure 2 ). Microscopically, mineralization appears as distinct, crystalline, basophilic material in the tissue. Mineralization in the forestomach usually results from altered calcium-phosphorus metabolism and hyperparathyroidism associated with uremia secondary to end-stage chronic progressive nephropathy.
recommendation:Mineralization should be diagnosed and graded based on the extent of the mineralization.
related links:Kidney - Nephropathy, Chronic Progressive
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