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Radiologia Brasileira

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BOZI, Lilian Christine Franchiotti; MELO, Alessandro Severo Alves de  e  MARCHIORI, Edson. Pulmonary metastatic calcification: a case report. Radiol Bras [online]. 2012, vol.45, n.5, pp. 297-299. ISSN 0100-3984.

The present report describes the case of a 48-year-old female patient suffering from chronic renal failure on dialysis for 13 years. She presented with hemoptysis, fever, productive cough and dyspnea. Chest radiography showed predominance of ill-defined opacities in the middle and lower lung fields, bilaterally. Chest computed tomography showed ground-glass opacities associated with poorly defined centrilobular nodules with ground-glass attenuation. The patient was submitted to bronchoalveolar lavage that was negative for mycobacteria and fungi. On the basis of such findings, open lung biopsy was performed, which revealed metastatic pulmonary calcification.

Palavras-chave : Chronic renal failure; Metastatic pulmonary calcification.

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