CXR Case 054

A 46 year old man presents with transient central chest discomfort. Routine CXR.

CXR CASE 054 CXR LITFL

Describe and interpret this CXR

CHEST X-RAY INTERPRETATION

There are multiple small calcified parenchymal densities projecting over both lung fields.
* The lungs are otherwise clear.


CLINICAL CORRELATION

A common cause for small calcified lung opacities is healed varicella pneumonia.
These lesions are usually 2-3mm in size, and are randomly scattered throughout the lungs.


CLINICAL PEARLS

A differential for small nodules in the lungs includes chronic exposures in occupation-specific conditions such as silicosis and coal worker’s pneumoconiosis.


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Prof Fraser Brims Curtin Medical School, acute and respiratory medicine specialist, immediate care in sport doc, ex-Royal Navy, academic| Top 100 CXR | Google Scholar |

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