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European Radiology

, Volume 12, Issue 5, pp 1058–1060 | Cite as

Unusual pleural involvement after exposure to amorphous silicates (Liparitosis): report of two cases

  • S. Mazziotti
  • C. Costa
  • G. Ascenti
  • S. Lamberto
  • E. Scribano
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Abstract.

Liparitosis is a rare pneumoconiosis determined by inhalation of pumice, an amorphous complex silicate extracted in the quarries of Lipari (Aeolian Archipelago, Italy). We describe two cases of subjects occupationally exposed to pumice dust in which high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) revealed the presence of pleural lesions without parenchymal involvement.

Pumice Amorphous silica Pleura Lung CT 

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© Springer-Verlag 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Mazziotti
    • 1
  • C. Costa
    • 2
  • G. Ascenti
    • 1
  • S. Lamberto
    • 1
  • E. Scribano
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Radiological Sciences, Policlinico "G. Martino", University of Messina, 98100 Messina, ItalyItaly
  2. 2.Social Health Department, 98100 Messina, ItalyItaly

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