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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1998;32(7): 540-542.
Extrapulmonary Silicosis: A case report.
Won Mi Lee, Se Jin Jang, Eun Kyung Hong, Jung Dal Lee
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
A case of extrapulmonary silicosis involving abdominal lymph nodes in a 62-year-old man is presented. The patient underwent subtotal gastrectomy and regional lymph nodes dissection for gastric adenocarcinoma of clinical stage III. On gross examination, two separate gastric adenocarcinomas and multiple enlarged lymph nodes mimicking metastatic lesion were noted. Microscopic examination of the enlaged lymph nodes revealed characteristic sclerohyaline silicotic nodules without metastatic adenocarcinoma. Chest roentgenogram showed diffusely scattered multiple tiny nodular lesions in the entire lung fields, particularly the posterior side of both upper lung fields. He had worked in a mine for 18 years and had been exposed to silica for 5 of those years. We report incidentally found, unusual case of extrapulmonary silicosis.
Key Words: Silicosis; Abdominal lymph node
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