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Transbronchial Biopsy of Pulmonary Alveolar Microlithiasis

Transbronchial Biopsy of Pulmonary Alveolar Microlithiasis Abstract • A middle-aged woman was initially seen with mild breathlessness and a fine reticulonodular pattern noted on chest roentgenogram. Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis was demonstrated by transbronchial biopsy. Although microlithiasis calcispherites have been described as appearing in bronchial walls, at necropsy, and in lavage fluid, we have found only one previous report of a case diagnosed by transbronchial biopsy. (Arch Intern Med 1983;143:358-359) References 1. Friedreich N: Corpora amylacea in lungs, abstracted. Virchows Arch Pathol Anat 1856;9:613-618.Crossref 2. Sadaba F, Miguel de la Villa F, Frando R, et al: Microlithiasis alveolar pulmonar. Rev Clin Esp 1980;157:309-314. 3. Palombini BC, Da Silva Porto N, Wallau CU, et al: Bronchopulmonary lavage in alveolar microlithiasis. Chest 1981;80:242-243.Crossref 4. Miro JM, Moreno A, Cora F, et al: Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis with an unusual radiologic pattern. Br J Dis Chest 1982;76:91-96.Crossref 5. Morris JF, Koski A, Johnson CC: Spirometric standards for healthy non-smoking adults. Am Rev Respir Dis 1971;103:57-67. 6. Cotes JE: Lung Function . Philadelphia, FA Davis Co, 1968, p 375. 7. Guidelines for the Use of ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses . Geneva, International Labour Office, 1980, p 6. 8. Zavala DC: Flexible Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy: A Training Handbook . Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Press of Pepco Litho, 1978, pp 86-91. 9. O'Neill RP, Cohn JE, Pellegrino ED: Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis: A family study. Ann Intern Med 1967;67:957-967.Crossref 10. Sosman MC, Dodd GD, Jones WD, et al: The familial occurrence of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. AJR 1957;77:947-1012. 11. Gomez GE, Lichtemberger E, Santamaria E, et al: Familial pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. Radiology 1959;72:550-561.Crossref 12. Chang AR: Test and teach: II. Diagnosis: Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. Pathology 1980;12:282-283.Crossref 13. Rao BR, Martin MB: Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. Australas Radiol 1980;24:24-26.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Transbronchial Biopsy of Pulmonary Alveolar Microlithiasis

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1983 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9926
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1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1983.00350020184036
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Abstract

Abstract • A middle-aged woman was initially seen with mild breathlessness and a fine reticulonodular pattern noted on chest roentgenogram. Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis was demonstrated by transbronchial biopsy. Although microlithiasis calcispherites have been described as appearing in bronchial walls, at necropsy, and in lavage fluid, we have found only one previous report of a case diagnosed by transbronchial biopsy. (Arch Intern Med 1983;143:358-359) References 1. Friedreich N: Corpora amylacea in lungs, abstracted. Virchows Arch Pathol Anat 1856;9:613-618.Crossref 2. Sadaba F, Miguel de la Villa F, Frando R, et al: Microlithiasis alveolar pulmonar. Rev Clin Esp 1980;157:309-314. 3. Palombini BC, Da Silva Porto N, Wallau CU, et al: Bronchopulmonary lavage in alveolar microlithiasis. Chest 1981;80:242-243.Crossref 4. Miro JM, Moreno A, Cora F, et al: Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis with an unusual radiologic pattern. Br J Dis Chest 1982;76:91-96.Crossref 5. Morris JF, Koski A, Johnson CC: Spirometric standards for healthy non-smoking adults. Am Rev Respir Dis 1971;103:57-67. 6. Cotes JE: Lung Function . Philadelphia, FA Davis Co, 1968, p 375. 7. Guidelines for the Use of ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses . Geneva, International Labour Office, 1980, p 6. 8. Zavala DC: Flexible Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy: A Training Handbook . Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Press of Pepco Litho, 1978, pp 86-91. 9. O'Neill RP, Cohn JE, Pellegrino ED: Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis: A family study. Ann Intern Med 1967;67:957-967.Crossref 10. Sosman MC, Dodd GD, Jones WD, et al: The familial occurrence of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. AJR 1957;77:947-1012. 11. Gomez GE, Lichtemberger E, Santamaria E, et al: Familial pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. Radiology 1959;72:550-561.Crossref 12. Chang AR: Test and teach: II. Diagnosis: Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. Pathology 1980;12:282-283.Crossref 13. Rao BR, Martin MB: Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. Australas Radiol 1980;24:24-26.Crossref

Journal

Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1983

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