Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

Presentation

Patient presented with exertional dyspnoea.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Numerous sand like calcifications throughout the lungs with superimposed regions of ground glass opacity. Anteriorly, the pleural surface is seen as a black line between the high density ribs and the high density lung - the black pleura sign

Case Discussion

Numerous sand like calcifications throughout the lungs with superimposed regions of ground glass opacity. Anteriorly, the pleural surface is seen as a black line between the high density ribs and the high density lung - the black pleura sign

A diagnosis of alveolar microlithiasis was made. 

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Case Information

rID: 14876
Case created: 1st Sep 2011
Last edited: 11th Oct 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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