Psammoma bodies

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Psammoma bodies are round microscopic calcific collections. It is a form of dystrophic calcification. Necrotic cells form the focus for surrounding calcific deposition. They have a lamellated concentric calcified structure, sometimes large enough to be seen on CT. 

Psammoma bodies are found in a diverse group of tumors which include:


Mnemonic: P EMMM S (PMS)

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rID: 1928
Tag: path
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  • Case 1 : in a meningioma
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