Complicated silicosis with progressive massive fibrosis

Case contributed by Dr Michael P Hartung


Cough and shortness of breath. 8 year mining history in Peru.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Partially calcified mediastinal and hilar adenopathy. 

Bilateral perihilar mass-like consolidations with areas of swirling, volume loss with retraction of the pleura, architectural distortion, mild bronchiectasis, nodularity, and ground glass attenuation. 

Case Discussion

Young patient with advanced lung disease due to complicated silicosis from coal mining. Progressive massive fibrosis reflects complicated silicosis, and results in conglomeration of nodules and fibrosis into large perihilar masses. 

Case courtesy of Dr. Stanley Cheng, MD

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Case information

rID: 69368
Published: 8th Jul 2019
Last edited: 9th Jan 2021
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Diospi-Suyana Hospital

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