To describe pathophysiological mechanisms in expositional diseases of the thorax,
particularly pneumoconiosis To illustrate the most frequent imaging findings in pneumoconiosis and some industrial exposure diseases. Show the importance of knowing the patient's exposure history
Exposure changes of the thorax derived from organic or inorganic elements conditions the development of changes in the architecture of the pulmonary parenchyma,
with the presence of local or generalized inflammatory phenomena from which fibrotic changes occur,
with deterioration of respiratory function Pneumoconiosis is a group of diseases of very high prevalence in the world; In particular developing countries is a source of public health concern for widespread exposure and irregular...
Findings and procedure details
Pneumoconiosis can be classified into two large groups according to whether they are fibrotic or non-fibrotic .(Fig 1) Silicosis is the disease derived from exposure to silica (SiO 2 ) material found mainly in the glass industry,
underground and open-pit mining,
and in sand quarries.
In the world around 2.3 billion people are exposed to this material. The development of the disease occurs after there is access of the particle to the small airway,
phagocytosis and accumulation of charged...
Pneumoconiosis is a group of pathologies derived from exposure to materials that condition changes in lung architecture and deterioration in respiratory function.
There are findings indicative of the type of etiology responsible for lung involvement and it is the radiologist's responsibility to know and describe them.
Contact details: Dr.Ricardo Villamarin Radiology resident.
Department of Radiology,Fundación cardioinfantil,
Instituto del corazón.
Bogotá Colombia. Email:email@example.com Department of Radiology,
Fundación Cardioinfantil: Thoracic radiology section: Dra.
Maria Carolina Pérez Dr.
Juan Manuel Pérez Dr.
Julian Forero Department of Radiology,
Hospital Universitario Mayor,
Méderi: Thoracic radiology section: Dra.
Aura Lucía Rivera. Dr.
Jorge Alberto Carrillo
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