Calciphylaxis and metastatic pulmonary calcification


The patient's condition deteriorated and she died soon after this imaging was obtained. An autopsy was performed.

Autopsy findings: 

Evidence of calciphylaxis involving the peripheral arm vessels, aorta, splenic artery, proximal renal arteries and pumonary vessels. The right radial artery was completely thrombosed and there was distal digital ischemia. 

Further changes included wide spread pulmonary metastatic calcification.  

Renal changes were end stage.  She also had a splenic infarct and acute bronchopeunomia, with the latter being the presumed cause of death.