Multiple calcified pulmonary nodules

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Patient with dyspnea and dense nodules on x-ray.

Patient Data

Age: 82
Gender: Male
CT

CT Chest

Multiple small and scattered calcified nodules in both lungs.

Case Discussion

Hyperdense pulmonary nodules are a subset of pulmonary nodules that have relatively increased attenuation, usually caused by calcification within the nodule. The commonest cause of nodule calcification is granuloma formation, usually in the response to healed infection although there are numerous others.

This is a decompensated cardiac patient. There is no known history of cancer.

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Case information

rID: 19179
Case created: 12th Aug 2012
Last edited: 8th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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