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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp 124–128 | Cite as

Progressive lung calcification after orthotopic heart transplant

  • Sushilkumar SonavaneEmail author
  • Saurabh Guleria
  • David R. Crowe
  • Brad Steenwyk
  • Satinder Singh
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Abstract

Focal, asymmetrical pulmonary airspace opacities in post-transplant setting are commonly from infection, hemorrhage, edema or infarction. Rarely, stable or mildly progressive dense pulmonary opacities are due to pulmonary calcifications. In the majority of cases, these are asymptomatic and warrant no further intervention.

Keywords

Transplant Pulmonary calcification Pulmonary calcinosis Pediatric 

Notes

Conflicts of interest

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sushilkumar Sonavane
    • 1
    Email author
  • Saurabh Guleria
    • 2
  • David R. Crowe
    • 3
  • Brad Steenwyk
    • 4
  • Satinder Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiopulmonary Section, Department of RadiologyUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Pediatric Section, Department of RadiologyUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologyUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  4. 4.Division of Cardiothoracic AnesthesiologyUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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