Pulmonary stannosis

Pulmonary stannosis is a condition in which tin oxide is deposited in lung tissue after inhalation. Tin oxides i.e. stannous oxide (SnO) and stannic oxide (SnO2) is radiologically visible and is extremely dense, although there is no tissue reaction to its presence. Due to this reason it is sometimes classified as a non fibrotic pneumoconiosis

Differential diagnosis

For radiographic appearence of multiple extremely dense nodules, consider

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rID: 20987
System: Chest
Tags: cases, stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Stannosis
  • Stannosis in the lung
  • Lung stannosis
  • Stannosis of lung

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