Pulmonary sarcoidosis: calcified micronodular pattern simulating pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis

J Thorac Imaging. 1999 Jul;14(3):218-20.

Abstract

A case of sarcoidosis demonstrating an unusual pattern of profuse micronodular calcification is presented. The striking similarity with the so-called pathognomonic appearance of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis and the progressive deterioration of pulmonary function are emphasized.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biopsy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Disease Progression
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Lithiasis / complications
  • Lithiasis / diagnosis*
  • Pulmonary Alveoli* / diagnostic imaging
  • Pulmonary Alveoli* / pathology
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary / complications
  • Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary / diagnostic imaging*
  • Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary / pathology