Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis: A case report


  • Azhar K. Kassab Consultant thoracic surgeon, Erbil, Iraq.
  • Noel S. AL-Sakkal Kurdistan board for medical specialties, Erbil, Iraq.
  • Sameeah A. Rashid Department of surgery, college of medicine, Hawler medical university, Erbil, Iraq.




Diffuse lung disease, Microlithiasis


Background and objectives: Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis is rare disease characterized by the presence of numerous small calculi within the alveolar spaces. Case report: 39-year-old female with pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis is described, in which the diagnosis was suspected clinically and radiologically and confirmed histopathologically. The clinical, pathogenesis and pathology are briefly reviewed.


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How to Cite

Kassab, A. K., AL-Sakkal, N. S., & Rashid, S. A. (2015). Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis: A case report. Zanco Journal of Medical Sciences (Zanco J Med Sci), 19(1), 938_941. https://doi.org/10.15218/zjms.2015.0005



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