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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010, Article ID 293730, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/293730
Case Report

Cavitated Conglomerate Mass in Silicosis Indicating Associated Tuberculosis

Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Rua Thomaz Cameron, 438 Valparaiso, 25685.120 Petrópolis, RJ, Brazil

Received 10 June 2010; Accepted 19 July 2010

Academic Editor: Raed Dweik

Copyright © 2010 Pedro Martins et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Silicosis is the most common occupational lung disease worldwide. It leads to respiratory impairment and may have associated infections that decrease pulmonary function. We describe the case of a 55-year-old man with chronic silicosis who presented with hemoptysis and a cavitated conglomerate mass. The final diagnosis was silicotuberculosis.