Muhammad Tahirkhadim, Nisar Ahmed, Asif Asghar, Rahat Rao, Kiran Nauman, Syed Raza Jaffar.
Pulmonary Alveolar Microlithiasis with Klippel-Feil Syndrome: The Eye Does Not See What The Mind Does Not Know.
J Bahria Uni Med Dental Coll Jan ;5(2):95-7.

ABSTRACT: Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasisisa rare idiopathic disorder characterized by multiple microliths in the alveoli. Chest X-ray examination show miliary mottling mimicking Tuberculosis. Klippel-Feilsyndromeinclude short neck, low hairline and decreased cervical spine movements. It is a congenital anomaly characterized by the fusion of cervical vertebrae and various congenital defects. The present case report is about a 12-years old girl whose Chest X- ray, CT scanand clinical examination revealed KlippelFeil syndrome and Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. Open lung biopsy confirmed the pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. To the best of our knowledge combination ofPulmonary alveolar microlithiasis and Klippel-Feil syndrome has never been reported before. Keywords: Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis Misdiagnosis Klippel-Feil syndrome

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