Alveolar microlithiasis

Case contributed by Dr Ehsan Masud Kiani


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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Case information

rID: 5310
Published: 2nd Jan 2009
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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