Calcified pulmonary nodules

Last revised by Dr Adrià Roset Altadill on 22 Jan 2022

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

Pathology

Etiology

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

See also

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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 4: osteocarcinoma metastases
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  • Case 5: silicosis with progressive massive fibrosis
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  • Case 6: metastatic pulmonary calcification
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  • Case 7: nodular pulmonary amyloidosis
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  • Case 8: miliary metastases from thyroid carcinoma
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