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Calcified pulmonary nodules

Calcified pulmonary nodules are a subset of hyperdense pulmonary nodules and a group of nodules with a relatively narrow differential.



The most common cause of nodule calcification is granuloma formation, usually in the response to healed infection.  

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Article information

rID: 14510
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Calcified pulmonary nodule
  • Calcified lung nodule
  • Calcified lung nodules
  • Calcific pulmonary nodules

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: miliary tuberculosis
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  • Case 2: healed varicella pneumonia
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  • Case 3: alveolar microlithiasis
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  • Case 5: silicosis with progressive massive fibrosis
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