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Pulmonary calcifications: a review

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      Abstract

      Pulmonary calcification is a common asymptomatic finding, usually discovered on routine chest X-ray or at autopsy.
      Pulmonary calcifications are caused mainly by two mechanisms: the dystrophic form and the metastatic form (1). Despite the different aetiologies, the pulmonary function and clinical manifestations are quite similar in both forms. We present a review of the clinical and radiology findings of the different aspects of pulmonary calcifications according to its pathogenesis and its anatomic distribution: parenchymal, lymphe node and pleural.

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