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Case 6023

Pulmonary Alveolar Microlithiasis

Author(s)
Ana Maria Nunes, Mónica Ataíde, Pedro Figueiredo, Vasco Magalhães Ramalho Department of Radiology - Hospital of Curry Cabral Beneficência, 8 1069-166 Lisboa, PORTUGAL
 
Patient
female, 50 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Recent family tree

    Fig. 1 – Recent family tree. See legend in the figure.

     
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Chest X-ray

    overexposed X-ray shows typical widespread small nodules, diffusely involving both lungs, and commonly described as "sand storm-like".

     
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Conventional CT

    axial CT-image at the level of the carina, lung window

     
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Conventional CT

    axial CT-image at the level of the carina, mediastinal window

     
     
     
  • Figure 5
    Conventional CT

    axial CT-image at the level of the lower lung areas. CT shows extensive, bilateral calcified micronodules in a miliary distribution, replacing almost completely the normal airspaces

     
     
     
  • Figure 6
    Conventional CT

    axial CT-image at the level of the lower lung areas. CT shows extensive, bilateral calcified micronodules in a miliary distribution, replacing almost completely the normal airspaces

     
     
     
Fig. 1 – Recent family tree. See legend in the figure.
 
overexposed X-ray shows typical widespread small nodules, diffusely involving both lungs, and commonly described as "sand storm-like".
 
axial CT-image at the level of the carina, lung window
 
axial CT-image at the level of the carina, mediastinal window
 
axial CT-image at the level of the lower lung areas. CT shows extensive, bilateral calcified micronodules in a miliary distribution, replacing almost completely the normal airspaces
 
axial CT-image at the level of the lower lung areas. CT shows extensive, bilateral calcified micronodules in a miliary distribution, replacing almost completely the normal airspaces
 
 
 
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