Noninfectious causes of diffuse pulmonary infiltrations in chronic renal failure: metastatic pulmonary calsification

Kaya S. B. , Deger S., HACIEVLİYAGİL S. S. , AYTEMUR Z. A.

ADVANCES IN RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, cilt.87, ss.46-49, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 87 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5603/arm.a2019.0007
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.46-49


Metastatic pulmonary calsification (MPC) is a metabolic lung disease characterized by the deposition of calcium in pulmonary parenchyma. It may occur due to many bening or malign pathologies. Especially it is most commonly seen in patients with end stage chronic renal failure received renal replacement treatment. The case we report here involved a history of renal transplantation about 22 months ago. His thorax computed tomography had demonstrated bilateral disseminated infiltrations with ground-glass densities predominantly in the upper lobes and it was seen partially preserved subpleural areas and basal zones. The histopathological results in transbronchial lung biopsy indicated metastatic pulmonary calsification. We wanted to discuss patient with the accompaniment of literature.