Silicosis

Case contributed by Dr Utkarsh Kabra

Presentation

Complaining of cough and breathlessness, quarry worker by occupation.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Conglomerate mass like fibrotic areas are seen in bilateral upper lobes with traction prominence of bilateral hila. Multiple well defined centrilobular nodular opacities are seen in bilateral lungs more marked in upper lobes. Multifocal areas of ground glass haziness seen in both lung fields.

Minimal loculated left pleural effusion with pleural thickening. Enlarged partially calcified mediastinal, bilateral hilar and supraclavicular lymph nodes.

Trachea and major bronchi are normal. Heart and great vessels of mediastinum are normal. No evidence of right pleural/ pericardial effusion seen.

Visualized spine is normal. Visualized upper abdomen is grossly normal.

Case Discussion

Progressive massive fibrosis, centrilobular nodules, calcified lymph nodes are all suggestive of silicosis with the appropriate history. 

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Case Information

rID: 47086
Case created: 30th Jul 2016
Last edited: 6th Dec 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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