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Case 9269

Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis

Author(s)
Pavone S, Oreste D.
 
Patient
female, 92 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Chest radiography

    Supine chest radiography (patient on a stretcher). Multiple, bilateral, ill-defined calcifications, relatively less extended in the upper left lobe. Linear calcification of the pleural surfaces is also seen.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    CT axial scans

    Axial scans at different levels: distribution of the calcifications with overlapped interstitial fibrosis, intraparenchymal cyst and paraseptal emphysema (more evident at the upper left lobe).

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: CT;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Coronal MPR reconstructions

    Coronal MPR reconstructions.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: CT;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    MinIP reconstruction.

    MinIP reconstruction.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: CT;
     
     
Supine chest radiography (patient on a stretcher). Multiple, bilateral, ill-defined calcifications, relatively less extended in the upper left lobe. Linear calcification of the pleural surfaces is also seen.
 
Axial scans at different levels: distribution of the calcifications with overlapped interstitial fibrosis, intraparenchymal cyst and paraseptal emphysema (more evident at the upper left lobe).
 
Coronal MPR reconstructions.
 
MinIP reconstruction.
 
 
 
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