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Dendriform pulmonary ossification leading to bilateral lung transplant: a case report.

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Carney, JM; Mammarappallil, JG; Sporn, TA; Pavlisko, EN
Published in: Virchows Arch
September 2018

Metaplastic ossification within the lung is seen in a variety of diseases, usually as sequela of either a separate primary pulmonary parenchymal disease or an underlying cardiac disorder such as valvular disease. Primary intraalveolar ossification or ossification within the alveolar septa is a rare entity. Similarly, it is unusual to see overt, diffuse disease affecting the lung to the point of respiratory failure leading to lung transplant. We present a case of an adult male who underwent bilateral lung transplantation, with the native lung pathology showing diffuse, severe dendriform ossification of the bilateral upper and lower lung lobes. The gross and histologic findings along with the radiographic imaging are reviewed herein. Overall, primary ossification of the lung leading to lung transplant is a rare condition that pulmonologists caring for patients with interstitial lung disease should be aware of as a possible cause of the patient's symptoms and lung dysfunction.

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Virchows Arch

DOI

EISSN

1432-2307

Publication Date

September 2018

Volume

473

Issue

3

Start / End Page

379 / 383

Location

Germany

Related Subject Headings

  • Pathology
  • Ossification, Heterotopic
  • Male
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Lung Diseases
  • Lung
  • Humans
  • Aged
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
 

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Carney, J. M., Mammarappallil, J. G., Sporn, T. A., & Pavlisko, E. N. (2018). Dendriform pulmonary ossification leading to bilateral lung transplant: a case report. Virchows Arch, 473(3), 379–383. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00428-018-2412-3
Carney, John M., Joseph G. Mammarappallil, Thomas A. Sporn, and Elizabeth N. Pavlisko. “Dendriform pulmonary ossification leading to bilateral lung transplant: a case report.Virchows Arch 473, no. 3 (September 2018): 379–83. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00428-018-2412-3.
Carney JM, Mammarappallil JG, Sporn TA, Pavlisko EN. Dendriform pulmonary ossification leading to bilateral lung transplant: a case report. Virchows Arch. 2018 Sep;473(3):379–83.
Carney, John M., et al. “Dendriform pulmonary ossification leading to bilateral lung transplant: a case report.Virchows Arch, vol. 473, no. 3, Sept. 2018, pp. 379–83. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s00428-018-2412-3.
Carney JM, Mammarappallil JG, Sporn TA, Pavlisko EN. Dendriform pulmonary ossification leading to bilateral lung transplant: a case report. Virchows Arch. 2018 Sep;473(3):379–383.
Journal cover image

Published In

Virchows Arch

DOI

EISSN

1432-2307

Publication Date

September 2018

Volume

473

Issue

3

Start / End Page

379 / 383

Location

Germany

Related Subject Headings

  • Pathology
  • Ossification, Heterotopic
  • Male
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Lung Diseases
  • Lung
  • Humans
  • Aged
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences