Complicated Silicosis

Márcio Rodrigues, MD; André Carvalho, MD; Patrícia Leitão, MD; António Madureira, MD and Rui Cunha, MD
Department of Radiology, Centro Hospitalar de S. João, Porto, Portugal
 |  04.12.2017

A 45-year-old male patient, complaining of progressive shortness of breath, coughing with sputum production and weight loss for the past two years, was referred to a chest physician for checkup. He had worked as a quarryman since the age of 20, without using respiratory protection. A chest CT scan was ordered upon the suspicion of an occupational lung disease.

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