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Dendriform pulmonary ossification.
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PMID:  6776506     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Four cases of dendriform pulmonary ossification are reported from postmortem roentgenography of isolated lungs. All showed pathoanatomical evidence of chronic fibrosing, mostly interstitial, rarely intraalveolar pneumonia, besides the typical manifestations of dendriform pulmonary ossification. Microscopy revealed fluid transition from proliferating, interstitially increased connective tissue to fully developed osseous structures. These dendriform structures can be seen in some analogy to the structural pattern of interstitial, bronchovascular as well as septal connective tissue; however, actual topographical correlation between bone structures and blood or lymph vessels could not be safely determined. Our observations suggest that dendriform pulmonary ossification may be interpreted as a rare complication, or special manifestation, of chronic fibrosing interstitial inflammation of the lung.
K M Müller; J Friemann; E Stichnoth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pathology, research and practice     Volume:  168     ISSN:  0344-0338     ISO Abbreviation:  Pathol. Res. Pract.     Publication Date:  1980  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-01-16     Completed Date:  1981-01-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806109     Medline TA:  Pathol Res Pract     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Connective Tissue / pathology
Lung Diseases / pathology,  radiography
Middle Aged
Ossification, Heterotopic* / pathology,  radiography
Pulmonary Fibrosis / complications*

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