Computed tomography appearances of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

Clin Radiol. 1989 May;40(3):240-3. doi: 10.1016/s0009-9260(89)80180-1.


The computed tomography appearances of six patients with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis are reported. In all patients the appearances are similar and are unlike pulmonary opacities in any other disease; in one patient they suggested the diagnosis. The CT appearances correlate well with histology and demonstrate septal thickening within lung involved by the disease.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lung / pathology
  • Male
  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*