Warfarin-Induced Tracheobronchial Calcification.
Thoongsuwan, Nisa M.D.; Stern, Eric J. M.D.
Journal of Thoracic Imaging.
18(2):110-112, April 2003.
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Summary: Calcification of the trachea and proximal bronchi is a common, normal finding on chest radiographs in the elderly population, especially in women. More extensive airway calcification is also a rare manifestation of many pathologic conditions. The authors report a case of pathologic tracheobronchial calcification associated with long-term warfarin therapy. Chest radiographs showed prominent, diffuse calcification of the tracheobronchial tree. Computed tomography showed extensive calcification of the airway walls, extending from the trachea to the lung periphery.
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