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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 37-39

Pulmonary Alveolar Microlithiasis Revisited With CT Scan, Bone Scan And Broncho - Alveolar Lavage



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Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis is a rare diseases with world-wide distribution, “Sand-storm” appearance on a chest radiograph is quite characteristic and further confirmation is not required but the calcific nature of pulmonary opactities may be confirmed by scanning with bone-imaging agents such as 99m Technetium diphosphate. Calcific material may be obtained by broncho-alverolar lavage. No therapy has proved to be effective.


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