Tracheobronchial calcification

Case contributed by Yahya Shahrokhi
Diagnosis almost certain


General weakness but no respiratory signs or symptoms. Recent femoral neck fracture.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

Tracheobronchial calcification evident.

Case Discussion

This chest plain radiograph shows a prominent tracheobronchial calcification. Since this patient was bedridden due to her femoral neck fracture, it's possible that she has been on warfarin but a drug history was unavailable. At presentation, she had no respiratory symptoms and her final diagnosis at this admission was gastrointestinal bleeding.

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