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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Yesner suggested that there are two types of alveolar microlithiasis.
Pulmonary Alveolar Microlithiasis and Preterm Delivery: A Case Report.
Pulmonary Alveolar Microlithiasis (PAM) is a rare disease of unknown etiology, characterized by the formation and accumulation of laminated calcispherites in the alveoli.
1) Inactivating mutations in the Scl-34A2 gene have been reported in familial cases of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis.
Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (PAM) is a rare pulmonary disease in which there is deposition of calcium phosphate microliths within the alveoli.
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 after Varicella zoster infection in a patient presenting with antiphospholipid syndrome and discoid lupus.
Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis in childhood: Clinical and radiological follow-up.
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.
In addition, rare distinctive lesions such as pulmonary LCH, LAM, and alveolar microlithiasis are amenable to sampling by TBB.
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary Alveolar Microlithiasis is rare diffuse lung disease of unknown Cause in which diffuse accumulation of numerous calcospherites in the alveolar space with or without thickened interstitium.
12) Testicular microlithiasis is associated with cryptorchidism, infertility, pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis, and intratubular germ cell neoplasia.