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Case 8924

Metastatic pulmonary calcification as complication of haemodialysis

Author(s)
De Keyzer B, Coolen J, Verschakelen JA, De Wever W.
Radiology department, University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium
 
Patient
male, 61 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Chest X-ray
     

    The chest X-ray was normal. On the PA-film, a moderate decrease of the translucency in the right lower lung was visible. Paracardial fat tissue was the cause of the decreased lung translucency.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: Digital radiography;

    The chest X-ray was normal. No parenchymal abnormalities on lateral view were visible.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: Digital radiography;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    HRCT of the chest
     

    HRCT of the chest showed multiple nodular ground glass opacities, with a centrilobular distribution pattern in both lungs. Bronchiectasies, consolidations or thickening of the interstitium were not seen.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: CT-High Resolution;

    HRCT of the chest showed multiple nodular ground glass opacities, with a centrilobular distribution pattern in both lungs. Bronchiectasies, consolidations or thickening of the interstitium were not seen.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: CT-High Resolution;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Bone scan

    The bone scan showed a diffuse increased uptake of tracer at the level of both lungs. There was also an increased tracer uptake at the level of the skull.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: Nuclear medicine conventional;
     
     
The chest X-ray was normal. On the PA-film, a moderate decrease of the translucency in the right lower lung was visible. Paracardial fat tissue was the cause of the decreased lung translucency.
 
The chest X-ray was normal. No parenchymal abnormalities on lateral view were visible.
 
HRCT of the chest showed multiple nodular ground glass opacities, with a centrilobular distribution pattern in both lungs. Bronchiectasies, consolidations or thickening of the interstitium were not seen.
 
HRCT of the chest showed multiple nodular ground glass opacities, with a centrilobular distribution pattern in both lungs. Bronchiectasies, consolidations or thickening of the interstitium were not seen.
 
The bone scan showed a diffuse increased uptake of tracer at the level of both lungs. There was also an increased tracer uptake at the level of the skull.
 
 
 
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