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In practice, these are difficult to differentiate on CT, having in common well-marginated solitary or multiple pulmonary nodules/masses that can cavitate and calcify. In addition, imaging findings may precede or occur in the absence of clinical findings.
About 30% of implants calcify after 10 or more years.
The cortical hamartomas seen in tuberous sclerosis are usually supratentorial and can also calcify. Calcifications in the subependymal and cortical hamartomas are rare during the first year of life and the rate increases along with the patient's age.
The condition is basically growths on the brain and other organs which calcify with age and become hard.
These new flaps work, but they can calcify in 8 to 10 years, says Patrice Desvigne-Nickens of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Md.