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Does pneumoconiosis of dental technician cause to calcific pleural lesions? (Case report)

Author(s): Abdurrahman ŞENYİĞİT | Süreyya YILMAZ | Zülfükar YILMAZ | Gökhan KIRBAŞ | Abdulhalim ŞENYİĞİT

Journal: Dicle Medical Journal
ISSN 1300-2945

Volume: 36;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 50;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Dental technician | pneumoconiosis | asbestosis

The articles about various pneumoconiosis in dental technicians who work in inconvenient conditions have been increasing in recent years. Exposure to dust and fume that occur during the dental procedure may play role in pneumoconiosis of dental technicians.A 53 years old male patient conveyed that he has worked in dental prosthesis procedures for 22 years (1968-1990).Environmental asbestosis was not established in the history of the case but there were calcified pleural plaques in the chest x-ray graphy.There were appearance of calcific asbest plaques in many section of thorax CT.A case of pneumoconiosis in dental technician who work in unadequate preventive conditions was reported in this paper. Probably ,exposure to the asbest fibers that occurs during the procedure of dental prosthesis were the main reason for developing calcific pleural lesions.
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