Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis

Case contributed by Dr Luke Danaher


Chronic dyspnoea

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray
  • "Sandstorm" of diffuse pulmonary microcalcification in a peripheral distribution
  • "lucent mediastinum" sign
  • "black pleura" sign


Modality: CT
  • "Sandstorm" of diffuse pulmonary microcalcification in a peripheral distribution
  • "Lucent mediastinum" sign
  • "Black pleura" sign
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Case Information

rID: 16939
Case created: 2nd Mar 2012
Last edited: 30th Mar 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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