Abdominal Calcifications

What are the common conditions when you can see abdominal calcification?
What are the imaging procedures useful to demonstrate calcifications in the abdomen?

Detection of calcification in the abdomen is usually an incidental finding.


Plain film

Arrow: Gall stone i

Arrowheads: Calcification of anterior longitudinal ligament in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis.

Osteophyte L5-S1

Kidney Stones





  • Arrow showing appendicolith.
  • Arrow heads points to ileus.
  • Appendicolith may be seen without clinical signs of appendicitis.

Chronic Pancreatitis

Arrowheads point to extensive pancreatic calcification.







Bilateral Renal Pelvis Calculi

Arrowheads point to soft tissue infiltration secondary to extravasation of urine around both renal pelvis.

Arrows pointing to calculi.


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Calcification of the wall of the aneurysm of aorta