The learning objective is to demonstrate the cardiac complications of complicated pulmonary silicosis with extra-pulmonary involvement.
Occupational inhalation of air borne particulate matter results in pneumoconiosis with associated health hazards(1). Silicosis, a form of pneumoconiosis, is progressive interstitial lung involvement, (Fig. 1), resulting from acute, accelerated or chronic inhalation of crystalline silica, a known haz[...]
Findings and procedure details:
Silicosis may be an acute or classic form. The acute form manifests on CT imaging as alveolar silicoproteinosis with bilateral, perihilar, centrilobular, nodular or multifocal patchy ground-glass opacities, and consolidation (7,8) or crazy-paving appearance with airspace shadowing and interlobular s[...]
Pneumoconiosis continues to be an important occupational health hazard in the mining industry with life threatening implications not only on account of pulmonary involvement but also extrapulmonary, extrathoracic and cardiac complications. Cardiac MR today enables the most accurate and comprehensive[...]
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