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Cranial calcification

Cranial calcification

Overview

Cranial calcification is a disorder in which calcium that enters the body, which is usually absorbed by the bones and teeth, is deposited in another area of the body such as the brain. Calcium deposits in the brain can cause problems in the organ and interfere with brain function.

Review Date 6/28/2018

Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.