Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Pediatric Radiology - Case Report

Massive pulmonary ossification due to recurrent aspiration pneumonia

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Department of Radiology, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Radiology, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey

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From the Departments of Radiology, Gülhane Military Academy of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Division of Pediatric Neurology, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2009; 15: 212-214
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Abstract

Pulmonary ossification is an idiopathic disorder that presents with the formation of mature bone in the pulmonary parenchyma. This is a very rare entity that occurs in conjuction with busulfan therapy as well as with a number of diseases including chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, congestive heart failure, myositis ossificans, and idiopathic interstitial fibrosis. It is usually seen in older age groups. We present a 4-year-old boy with massive ossification secondary to recurrent aspiration pneumonia. This is the first reported case of pulmonary ossification secondary to recurrrent aspiration, and the first case in a child.

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