Alveolar microlithiasis

Case contributed by Dr Ehsan Masud Kiani

Presentation

Routine chest radiograph.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Innumerable, small, calcific density nodules spread throughout both lungs, more so in the lower zones.

CT

Widespread intra-alveolar calcifications with lower lobe predominance.

Case Discussion

A diagnosis of alveolar microlithiasis made.

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Case information

rID: 5310
Published: 2nd Jan 2009
Last edited: 9th Jan 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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