Metastatic pulmonary calcification

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


55 Y/O male with end stage renal disease

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male

HRCT may show multiple 3 to 10mm calcified  nodules or, more commonly, fluffy nodular opacities that mimic air space nodules but that contain foci of calcification. A frequently associated finding is calcification involving the vessels of the chest wall.

Case Discussion

Metastatic pulmonary calcification is  associated with a variety of benign and malignant disorders such as 

  • primary  and /or secondary  hyperparathyroidism
  • chronic renal failure
  • sarcoidosis
  • intravenous calcium  therapy
  • multiple myeloma
  • massive osteolysis caused by metastases. 
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Case information

rID: 20423
Published: 18th Nov 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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