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Retroperitoneal silicosis mimicking pancreatic carcinoma in an Alpine miner with chronic lung silicosis.
  1. J M Tschopp,
  2. M J Rossini,
  3. C A Richon,
  4. N Letovanec,
  5. F Joris,
  6. J G Frey,
  7. R M Kaelin
  1. Centre Valaisan de Pneumologie, Montana.


    A miner, known to have had lung silicosis for 30 years, was investigated for abdominal pain. A retroperitoneal mass was found, in which histological examination showed an inflammatory reaction to silica.

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