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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 203-205

The medical concrete cancer of the lung: A unique case report

1 Azienda per l' Assistenza Sanitaria n. 5 “Friuli Occidentale”, Struttura Complessa di Pneumologia, Pordenone, Italy
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, TNMC and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Unnati Desai
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, TNMC and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai - 400 008, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijoem.IJOEM_94_19

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A 53-year-old 10 pack year smoker and concrete worker for 12 years presented to us with a lung mass proven to be small cell lung cancer on lung biopsy. An industrial terminology of concrete cancer already exists defining the wear and tear in concrete due to various interactions. The interactions of concrete and smoke on lung, predisposed and increased the risk of lung cancer probably as an additive effect which we label as the medical concrete cancer of the lung.


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