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.

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

MAZZIOTTI, Silvio;COSTA, Chiara;ASCENTI, Giorgio;LAMBERTO, Salvatore;SCRIBANO, Emanuele
2002

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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.
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