Pleural disease in silicosis: pleural thickening, effusion, and invagination.

  title={Pleural disease in silicosis: pleural thickening, effusion, and invagination.},
  author={Hiroaki Arakawa and Koichi Honma and Yoshiaki Saito and Hisao Shida and Hiroshi Morikubo and Narufumi Suganuma and Mutsuhisa Fujioka},
  volume={236 2},
PURPOSE To retrospectively evaluate pleural disease on images from patients with autopsy-proved silicosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study had institutional review board approval, and informed consent from relatives of diseased subjects was waived. Lung specimens were obtained at autopsy in 110 men (mean age, 72 years) who had been followed up radiologically for a mean of 14.8 years. Computed tomographic (CT) scans obtained within 2 years before death were examined for presence of pleural… CONTINUE READING


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