Recognizing eggshell calcification narrows the differential - it should trigger an occupational history search immediately.

Case 45: The Power of Eggshell Calcification

Recognizing eggshell calcification narrows the differential - it should trigger an occupational history search immediately.

Bhavin Jankharia

This 51 years old man presented in Dec 2020 with a diagnosis of possible lymphangitis on the basis of septal thickening, lung nodules, calcified nodes and a left lung mass. A biopsy at the time was negative and the patient fell through the cracks for a year.

Recently, the patient presented again and his CT scan showed typical eggshell calcification in one of the nodes, which triggered a detailed questioning of his occupational history, which in turn revealed the diagnosis.

The video explains the rest.

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