Rare clinical diagnosis of dendriform pulmonary ossification.

  title={Rare clinical diagnosis of dendriform pulmonary ossification.},
  author={J M Jaderborg and Robert F Dunton},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={71 6},
Dendriform pulmonary ossification, defined as "widespread heterotopic bone formation within the lungs," is a rare entity, which is usually diagnosed upon postmortem examination. The case of a 43-year-old man with dendriform pulmonary ossification is presented. In this patient's case, thoracoscopic biopsy was an excellent diagnostic modality for identifying… CONTINUE READING