Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis with pectus excavatum. Case report

Indian J Med Sci. 1994 Sep;48(9):199-200.


Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis is a rare disease of unknown etiology. There is a formation of calcific bodies within the alveoli. The X-Ray shows extensive infiltration of both lungs. So far less than 100 cases were reported. However, we are unware of a case with pectus excavatum. In this report we discuss a case of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis with pectus excavatum, and its treatment and medical intervention.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biopsy
  • Calculi / complications*
  • Calculi / pathology
  • Female
  • Funnel Chest / complications*
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / complications*
  • Lung Diseases / pathology
  • Pulmonary Alveoli / pathology