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Title: A rare case of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis
Authors: Asciak, Rachelle
Pullicino, Richard
Mizzi, Adrian
Montefort, Stephen
Keywords: Pulmonary alveoli
Lungs -- Diseases
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: BMJ
Citation: Asciak, R., Pullicino, R., Mizzi, A., & Montefort, S. (2015). A rare case of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. BMJ Case Reports,1-2.
Abstract: A 47-year-old asymptomatic man with no significant family history was referred to our faculty because of an abnormal chest X-ray (CXR). The CXR, similar to his CXR 10 years previously, showed bilaterally increased interstitial markings suggestive of pulmonary fibrosis. High-resolution CT (HRCT) showed multiple bilateral branching calcifications, mostly in the lung bases (figures 1 and 2), with ground-glass opacities in the lingula, and no enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes. A repeat HRCT after 4 months remained similar. After discussion at a multidisciplinary team meeting, a diagnosis of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (PAM) was reached.
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