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Radioisotope bone scanning in pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10836701     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 30-year-old woman was examined for a history of exertional breathlessness, swelling of her feet, and a mild dry cough of 4 to 5 months' duration. Her symptoms developed during the last month of her pregnancy, with gradually increasing dyspnea, swelling of the feet, and reduced urinary output. There was no history of expectoration, hemoptysis, chest pain, or tuberculosis. General physical examination showed no evidence of clubbing of the nails or lymphadenopathy. Chest auscultation revealed a few end-inspiratory crepitations at both lung bases. Bronchial alveolar lavage showed calcium particles, whereas results of the transbronchial lung biopsy were consistent with alveolar microlithiasis.
B R Mittal; D Gupta; S K Jindal
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0363-9762     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2000 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-25     Completed Date:  2000-09-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  474-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid / chemistry
Calcium / analysis
Lithiasis / radionuclide imaging*
Lung Diseases / radionuclide imaging*
Pregnancy Complications / radionuclide imaging*
Pulmonary Alveoli / radionuclide imaging*
Radiopharmaceuticals / diagnostic use*
Technetium Tc 99m Medronate / diagnostic use*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Radiopharmaceuticals; 63347-66-0/Technetium Tc 99m Medronate; 7440-70-2/Calcium

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