alveolar microlithiasis

alveolar microlithiasis

a disease characterized by the presence of calcium phosphate deposits in the alveoli and other parts of the bronchopulmonary system. The fine, sandlike deposits may cause the entire lung to appear radiopaque. The disease is familial in about half of cases.
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Although inconsistently seen, a crazy-paving pattern predominating in the mid- to lower-lung zones with extensive high-attenuating "interstitial" opacities suggests pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis.
Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis presenting with crazy-paving pattern on high resolution CT.
Treatment of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis with a diphosphonate-preliminary results of a case.
Treatment and follow-up of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis with disodium editronate: radiological demonstration.
Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis after Varicella zoster infection in a patient presenting with antiphospholipid syndrome and discoid lupus.
12) Testicular microlithiasis is associated with cryptorchidism, infertility, pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis, and intratubular germ cell neoplasia.
Conditions Associated With Noncellular Eosinophilic Alveolar Exudates and Eosinophilic Intra-alveolar Inclusions Edema: cardiogenic and noncardiogenic Fibrin: acute lung injury Hyaline membranes: diffuse alveolar damage Necrosis: infection, infarction, tumor Protein: alveolar proteinosis Bone: dendriform calcification Round calcifications: alveolar microlithiasis Other: corpora amylacea
In addition, rare distinctive lesions such as pulmonary LCH, LAM, and alveolar microlithiasis are amenable to sampling by TBB.
Other causes of pulmonary calcification include prior infections (tuberculosis, fungal or varicella), silicosis, sarcoidosis, metastatic tumour, rheumatic mitral valve disease, alveolar microlithiasis and idiopathic pulmonary ossification.