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Dendriform pulmonary ossification visualised by scanning acoustic microscope
  1. Yutaro Nakamura1,
  2. Katsutoshi Miura2,
  3. Ryoji Yasumizu3,
  4. Masaki Sato4,
  5. Takafumi Suda1
  1. 1Second Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
  2. 2Department of Health Science, Pathology and Anatomy, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
  3. 3Department of Pathology, Hyogo Prefectural Tsukaguchi Hospital, Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan
  4. 4Department of Respiratory Medicine, Red Cross Hamamatsu Hospital, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yutaro Nakamura, Second Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1-20-1 Handayama, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 431-3122, Japan; nakayuta{at}hama-med.ac.jp

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A 45-year-old man was referred to our facility because of an abnormal shadow on chest radiography. CT revealed a reticular and nodular shadow (figure 1). Histopathology of a surgical lung biopsy specimen showed dendriform mature bone formation with marrow residing within the alveolar spaces, which was …

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