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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-43

Abnormal chest skiagram in a normal individual a case report on orphan lung disease – Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis

Department of Chest Medicine, Meenakshi Medical College, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

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K Gokul
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DOI: 10.4103/japt.japt_3_22

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Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (PAM) is a rare inherited disorder of sodium phosphate cotransporter which causes accumulation of microliths in alveoli. This is a case report of a 46-year-old female, came for surgical fitness for laparoscopic cholecystectomy with abnormal chest skiagram. Chest skiagram showed typical sand storm appearance. Since the patient had no respiratory complaints, high-resolution computed tomography chest was taken which showed diffuse micronodular calcifications suggestive of PAM.

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