Hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy in a patient with pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis
. Thorax 1991 Feb;46(2):145-146.
Mutations in SLC34A2 cause pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis
and are possibly associated with testicular microlithiasis
Methodology: It was a cross-sectional study on infants aged less than one year old, diagnosed as patients with microlithiasis
and nephrolithiasis, over three months period (since March 2010) who were referred to pediatrician in a city of East Azerbaijan province.
Subsequent computed tomography of the chest revealed that his lungs were filled with multiple small calcifications and ground glass opacities with air bronchograms involving all lobes, consistent with diffuse alveolar microlithiasis
. Arterial blood gas showed hypercapnic, hypoxemic respiratory failure.
But it remains unclear what the optimum follow-up care is for patients with testicular microlithiasis
, which is characterized at sonography by multiple micro-calcifications in the testes.
"We think the most prudent use of resources for early detection of malignancy would be that all patients with classic testicular microlithiasis
perform testicular self-examinations and follow-up be limited to a subgroup of patients with classic testicular microlithiasis
and other risk factors," the researchers wrote in their abstract.
: imaging appearances and pathologic correlation.
in 'idiopathic' acute pancreatitis: prevention of relapses by cholecystectomy or ursodeoxycholic acid therapy.
It has been shown that after an extensive work-up for recurrent pancreatitis (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), analysis of bile for microlithiasis
, and sphincter of Oddi manometry), a substantial number of cases have been classified as idiopathic AP (23).
(150-152) Germ cell neoplasia in situ is also associated with microlithiasis
(although this finding is nonspecific), (153) which may partially account for the scrotal ultrasound irregularities that are often seen in testes with GCNIS.
Prevalence of testicular microlithiasis
in males with congenital adrenal hyperplasia and its association with testicular adrenal rest tumors.