Tracheal calcification

Tracheal calcification is a benign radiological finding of the middle aged and elderly and is usually of no clinical significance.

The appearance is often striking as individual tracheal rings become radio-opaque and stand out from the soft tissue mediastinum

Pathology

Associations
  • long-term warfarin therapy may be associated with tracheal calcification 1, 2

Related pathology 

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Article Information

rID: 30191
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Tracheal calcifications

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