Orphan disease lung
1Pulmonary Department-Oncology Unit, “G. Papanikolaou” General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece;2Pathology Department, “G. Papanikolaou” General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece;3Cardiothoracic Department, Saint Luke Private Hospital, Panorama, Thessaloniki, Greece;4Ear, Nose and Throat Department, Saint Luke Private Hospital, Panorama, Thessaloniki, Greece;5Surgery Department (NHS), University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis, Greece;6Radiology Department, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
Diffuse pulmonary ossification (DPO) is a rare entity which is characterized by metaplastic bone formation in the lung parenchyma. It is an uncommon condition without significant symptoms, which is usually diagnosed on autopsy. Diffuse pulmonary ossification can be easily misdiagnosed as one of interstitial lung diseases due to diffuse pulmonary lesions. Two types of diffuse ossification are described in medicine: dendriform and nodular. In this article, the authors present a patient with persistent pneumothorax who underwent investigation of the cause of his disease and a diagnosis of DPO was revealed.
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