Alveolar microlithiasis

Case contributed by Ehsan Masud Kiani
Diagnosis not applicable


Routine chest radiograph.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Innumerable, small, calcific density nodules spread throughout both lungs, more so in the lower zones.


Widespread intra-alveolar calcifications with lower lobe predominance.

Case Discussion

A diagnosis of alveolar microlithiasis made.

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