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Alveolar Microlithiasis
Jorge Alberto Carrillo-Bayona, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (PAM)
            • Definitions

              • Rare genetic lung disorder characterized by intraalveolar accumulation of calcium phosphate deposits (microliths or calcospherites)

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Microscopic Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  Selected References

                                  1. Castellana G et al: Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis: review of the 1022 cases reported worldwide. Eur Respir Rev. 24(138):607-20, 2015
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                                  KEY FACTS

                                  • Terminology

                                    • Imaging

                                      • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                        • Pathology

                                          • Clinical Issues

                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                            • Abbreviations

                                              • Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (PAM)
                                            • Definitions

                                              • Rare genetic lung disorder characterized by intraalveolar accumulation of calcium phosphate deposits (microliths or calcospherites)

                                            IMAGING

                                            • General Features

                                              • Radiographic Findings

                                                • CT Findings

                                                  • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                      PATHOLOGY

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • Microscopic Features

                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                          • Presentation

                                                            • Demographics

                                                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                • Treatment

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. Castellana G et al: Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis: review of the 1022 cases reported worldwide. Eur Respir Rev. 24(138):607-20, 2015