Classic complicated silicosis

Case contributed by Dr Franco A. Scola

Presentation

Thoracic pain.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Bilateral irregular masses with soft tissue density and coarse calcifications, located, respectively, at posterior and apicoposterior segment of right and left upper lobe, associated with satellite small nodules and ground-glass opacities. Others small nodules are found in both lungs periphery.

Multiple billateral calcified mediastinal lymphadenopathy, with eggshell pattern.

Case Discussion

Irregular or ill-defined soft-tissue mass with coarse calcifications, predominating at the posteriors regions of the lung, associated with eggshell pattern calcification of lymph nodes are very sugestive of classic complicated silicosis.

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Case Information

rID: 49720
Case created: 30th Nov 2016
Last edited: 7th Feb 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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