Cavitated Conglomerate Mass in Silicosis Indicating Associated Tuberculosis

  title={Cavitated Conglomerate Mass in Silicosis Indicating Associated Tuberculosis},
  author={Pedro Martins and Edson Marchiori and Gl{\'a}ucia Zanetti and Antonio Muccillo and Nina Ventura and Viviane Brand{\~a}o and Mariana Leite Pereira and Carolina Pesce Lamas Constantino and Guilherme Abdalla and Romulo Varella de Oliveira and Rodrigo Canellas},
  booktitle={Case reports in medicine},
Silicosis is the most common occupational lung disease worldwide. It leads to respiratory impairment and may have associated infections that decrease pulmonary function. We describe the case of a 55-year-old man with chronic silicosis who presented with hemoptysis and a cavitated conglomerate mass. The final diagnosis was silicotuberculosis.