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Metastatic pulmonary calcification in chronic renal failure

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Metastatic pulmonary calcification can be caused by a number of diseases, most common being end-stage renal disease. Most of the patients are asymptomatic, and imaging with computed tomography is useful in making a diagnosis. Demonstration of pulmonary and chest wall vessel calcification is characteristic. We report a case of a 60-year-old patient with chronic renal failure on dialysis, presenting with gradual onset dyspnea, who showed metastatic pulmonary calcification on chest imaging.

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Madhusudhan, K.S., Shad, P.S., Sharma, S. et al. Metastatic pulmonary calcification in chronic renal failure. Int Urol Nephrol 44, 1285–1287 (2012).

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