Retroperitoneal and pleural fibrosis in an insulator working in power plants.

Abstract

We describe a case history of a former insulator who developed concomitant retroperitoneal and pleural fibrosis. In his work, the patient had been exposed on a daily basis to asbestos dust while demolishing and installing pipeline insulations. The heavy asbestos exposure was confirmed by a high level of asbestos content in his autopsy lung sample. We… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bcr.08.2008.0644

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