Massive pulmonary ossification due to recurrent aspiration pneumonia.
ABSTRACT Pulmonary ossification is an idiopathic disorder that presents with the formation of mature bone in the pulmonary parenchyma. This is a very rare entity that occurs in conjunction with busulfan therapy as well as with a number of diseases including chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, congestive heart failure, myositis ossificans, and idiopathic interstitial fibrosis. It is usually seen in older age groups. We present a 4-year-old boy with massive ossification secondary to recurrent aspiration pneumonia. This is the first reported case of pulmonary ossification secondary to recurrent aspiration, and the first case in a child.