Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 277--279

Diffuse pulmonary uptake of bone-seeking radiotracer in bone scintigraphy of a rare case of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis


Babak Fallahi, Bahar Moasses Ghafary, Armaghan Fard-Esfahani, Mohammad Eftekhari 
 Research Center for Nuclear Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Bahar Moasses Ghafary
Research Center for Nuclear Medicine, Shariati Hospital, North Kargar Ave., 1411713135, Tehran
Iran

Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (PAM) is a rare diffuse pulmonary disease representing microliths formed by deposition of calcium phosphonate in the alveolar airspaces. PAM is often diagnosed incidentally during chest X-ray imaging. Most of them are asymptomatic. We present a 39-year-old man referring for a bone scan due to a complaint of right leg pain. Bone scan showed diffuse uptake of bone-seeking radiotracer on both lung fields predominantly in basal regions. The bronchoalveolar lavage test confirmed the diagnosis of PAM.


How to cite this article:
Fallahi B, Ghafary BM, Fard-Esfahani A, Eftekhari M. Diffuse pulmonary uptake of bone-seeking radiotracer in bone scintigraphy of a rare case of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis.Indian J Nucl Med 2015;30:277-279


How to cite this URL:
Fallahi B, Ghafary BM, Fard-Esfahani A, Eftekhari M. Diffuse pulmonary uptake of bone-seeking radiotracer in bone scintigraphy of a rare case of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Apr 4 ];30:277-279
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