Interesting Imaging in a Patient With Lung Cancer Due to Asbestosis

  • Anahita Bolbol Haghighi Department of Internal Medicine, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Sahar Karimpour Reihan Mail Department of Internal Medicine, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords:
Asbestosis, Chest computerized tomography scan (CT scan), Lung cancer

Abstract

Introduction: Asbestosis is a subtype of pneumoconiosis caused by asbestos that can lead to fibrosis and scarring the lung tissues.
Case Report: Some of the asbestos-related diseases are calcifications, malignant mesothelioma, and pleural effusion.
Conclusion: Asbestosis can cause cancer several years after the initial exposure, but it can remain asymptomatic for a long time. Here we present image of a patient with asbestosis related carcinoma. The figures below show interesting cuts of the chest CT scan of a patient admitted to the hospital with asbestosis-related carcinoma.

Author Biography

Sahar Karimpour Reihan, Department of Internal Medicine, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

depatment of internal medicine , imam khomeini complex

References

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Published
2020-07-12
How to Cite
1.
Bolbol Haghighi A, Karimpour Reihan S. Interesting Imaging in a Patient With Lung Cancer Due to Asbestosis. CRCP. 5(1):17-18.
Section
Case Report(s)