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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 114-117

Silicosis in the form of progressive massive fibrosis: A diagnostic challenge


Department of Pulmonary Medicine, R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Sayantan Saha
136 Parmar Road, Gita Bhawan, Flat no. 202, Bhadrakali, Hooghly - 712 232, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5278.197548

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Silicosis is a major occupational lung disease with a relatively fatal and irreversible outcome. Early diagnosis for shifting the potential candidates to safe modes of workplace as well as for prevention of further progression is the cornerstone of management. Here, we present a complicated case of silicosis in the form of progressive massive fibrosis, which was initially interpreted as tuberculosis; radiological images had resemblance with tuberculosis and cryptogenic organizing pneumonia. Radiology-guided trucut biopsy was imperative to confirm the diagnosis.






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