Diffuse pulmonary calcification (calciphylaxis)

(Fr: calcification(s) pulmonaire(s) diffuse(s)). See PMID 23323114, 24529738, 29719190) is a rare pattern that can be diagnosed on imaging, mainly HRCT and bone scan, as pulmonary opacities are 99Tc-avid. Opacities have a predilection for the lung apices or they can be diffuse to the lung and distant organs. A few cases were documented on pathology
Last update : 01/01/1970

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I.i I - Interstitial/parenchymal lung disease
I.i - Diffuse pulmonary calcification (calciphylaxis)
I.y I - Interstitial/parenchymal lung disease
I.y - Progression, acceleration or exacerbation of preexisting ILD/fibrosis
III.a III - Pulmonary/alveolar./airway hemorrhage/bleeding
III.a - Alveolar hemorrhage (AH), diffuse AH (DAH)
III.c III - Pulmonary/alveolar./airway hemorrhage/bleeding
III.c - Hemoptysis
III.e III - Pulmonary/alveolar./airway hemorrhage/bleeding
III.e - Pulmonary hematoma
III.l III - Pulmonary/alveolar./airway hemorrhage/bleeding
III.l - Alveolar hemorrhage, localized (e.g. lobar)
IV.af IV - Airway involvement
IV.af - Calcification of tracheobronchial cartilaginous rings
V.b V - Pleural and/or pericardial involvement
V.b - Eosinophilic pleural effusion
V.n V - Pleural and/or pericardial involvement
V.n - Hemopericardium - Bloody pericardial effusion
VII.g VII - Mediastinal involvement
VII.g - Hemomediastinum - Mediastinal hematoma
VIII.b VIII - Central-large-upper airway (incl. pharyngeal-nasal) involvement
VIII.b - Hematoma of/around central airway wall potentially causing UAO
VIII.q VIII - Central-large-upper airway (incl. pharyngeal-nasal) involvement
VIII.q - Tongue involvement (edema, glossitis, hematoma)
IX.x IX - Neuromuscular / CNS involvement - Disordered breathing during sleep
IX.x - Thoracic epidural or spinal hematoma
XI.k XI - Miscellaneous
XI.k - Esophageal hematoma (may cause chest pain and/or tracheal compression)
XI.aj XI - Miscellaneous
XI.aj - Congenital respiratory malformations in the fetus
XI.ar XI - Miscellaneous
XI.ar - Calciphylaxis
XII.ar XII - Cardiovascular involvement / toxicity
XII.ar - Calcification of the coronary artery walls or atheroma