Lung transplantation for aspiration-induced silicosis of the lung

Masayuki Chida, Hiroshi Fukuda, Osamu Araki, Motohiko Tamura, Hideo Umezu, Shinichiro Miyoshi

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Silicosis, a slowly progressing chronic disease, is rare in lung transplantation patients. Herein, we report a case of single lung transplantation in a 35-year-old man for acute and accelerated silicosis, without a history of inhalation of silicium. A pathology examination of the explanted lung revealed that aspiration of a scouring powder was the cause of lung silicosis. Aspirationinduced lung silicosis is rare.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-143
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2010


  • Aspiration
  • Lung transplantation
  • Scouring powder
  • Silicosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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