Metastatic pulmonary calcification refers to calcium deposition in the normal pulmonary parenchyma and this deposition is secondary to abnormal calcium metabolism. The most common radiologic manifestation consists of poorly-defined nodular opacities that are mainly seen in the upper lung zone. We present here a case of metastatic pulmonary calcification that manifested as atypical, dense, calcium deposition in airspaces within the previously existing consolidation in the bilateral lower lobes, and this process was accelerated by pneumonia-complicated sepsis in a patient with hypercalcemia that was due to hyperparathyroidism.
- Lung, metastatic calcification
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging