CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Radiol Imaging 2018; 28(04): 439-441
DOI: 10.4103/ijri.IJRI_170_18
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Atypical alveolar proteinosis

Lova Hasina Rajaonarison Ny Ony Narindra
Department of Medical Imaging Services of JRA Hospital, Antananarivo, Madagascar
,
Emmylou Gabrielle Andrianah
Department of Medical Imaging Services of JRA Hospital, Antananarivo, Madagascar
,
Volahasina Francine Ranaivomanana
Department of Medical Biology, Anatomopathological Services of JRA Hospital, Antananarivo, Madagascar
,
Christian Tomboravo
Department of Medical Imaging Services of JRA Hospital, Antananarivo, Madagascar
,
Hasina Dina Ranoharison
Department of Medical Imaging Services of Andohatapenaka Hospital, Antananarivo, Madagascar
,
Jean Noel Bruneton
Department of Medical Imaging, Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grâce, Monaco
,
Ahmad Ahmad
Department of Medical Imaging Services of JRA Hospital, Antananarivo, Madagascar
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Abstract

Alveolar proteinosis is a rare pulmonary disease characterized by intra-alveolar accumulation of surfactant composed of lipoproteinaceous material, related to a lack of surfactant resorption by alveolar macrophages. Crazy paving pattern is characteristic, but not specific. The multinodular forms of this affection remain exceptional.



Publication History

Publication Date:
26 July 2021 (online)

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