To describe diagnostic and treatment aspects of hard metal lung disease (HMLD) and to review the current literature on the topic.
This was a retrospective study based on the medical records of patients treated at the Occupational Respiratory Diseases Clinic of the Instituto do Coração, in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, between 2010 and… (More)
A 49-year-old female patient presented with a diagnosis of parathyroid carcinoma that had been made in 2007. She underwent surgical treatment and chemotherapy. Five years later, the patient developed cough and fever. A CT scan of the chest revealed a thin-walled cavitary lesion in the right upper lobe. Bronchoscopy with transbronchial biopsy confirmed the… (More)