Diffuse pulmonary ossification and spontaneous pneumothorax in a pilot: a case report

Aviat Space Environ Med. 1986 Jul;57(7):696-8.


A 51-year-old pilot with spontaneous pneumothorax, emphysema, and multiple horny ossification in the lung is reported. The literature concerning diffuse pulmonary ossification is reviewed and aeromedical implications are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aerospace Medicine
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Diseases / pathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ossification, Heterotopic / pathology*
  • Pneumothorax / diagnostic imaging
  • Pneumothorax / physiopathology
  • Pulmonary Emphysema / pathology
  • Radiography
  • Respiratory Function Tests