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Metastatic pulmonary calcification is a well known complication of end-stage renal failure. HRCT is a valuable imaging technique in the diagnosis of metastatic pulmonary calcification. HRCT may obviate the need for open lung biopsy.






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Metastatic Pulmonary Calcification in a Patient with Chronic Renal Failure

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Abstract
Metastatic pulmonary calcification characterized by diffuse calcium deposition in the lungs is known to occur in patients with chronic renal failure. We present a case of a 47-year-old man with chronic renal failure presented with dyspnea, high-resolution computed tomography of the chest revealed multiple, centrilobular, calcified nodules and patchy areas of ground-glass opacity throughout both lungs, consistent with metastatic pulmonary calcification. Calcification was also seen in the bronchi and trachea.






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