Calcification on chest radiographs: the association with age.

  title={Calcification on chest radiographs: the association with age.},
  author={Chris Teale and C S Romaniuk and Graham Peter Mulley},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  volume={18 5},
Seven hundred chest radiographs taken in a general hospital were reviewed, 100 (50 men and 50 women) from each of seven decades (3rd to 9th). Each radiograph was examined to determine the site and extent of calcific changes. Prevalence of costal cartilage calcification increased from 6% in the 3rd decade to 45% in the 9th and was commoner in men. Aortic calcification was absent below age 50 and increased from 4% in the 6th decade to 57% in the 9th. Both these trends were statistically… CONTINUE READING

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