Pulmonary arterial calcification

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Yuranga Weerakkody et al.

Pulmonary arterial calcification is the phenomenon which is usually seen in the setting of advanced pulmonary hypertension. It can however be uncommonly present in those without pulmonary hypertension.


The general mechanism in the vast majority is thought to be from high end pulmonary vascular disease.

In extremely rare situations in may be observed in complicated case of twin pregnancies such as 3,4:

Article information

rID: 32330
System: Chest, Vascular
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Calcification of the pulmonary arteries
  • Calcified pulmonary arteries
  • Calcification of pulmonary arteries

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