Retroperitoneal silicosis mimicking pancreatic carcinoma in an Alpine miner with chronic lung silicosis

Tschopp, J M; Rossini, M J; Richon, C A; Letovanec, N; Joris, F; Frey, J G; Kaelin, R M
June 1992
Thorax;Jun1992, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p480
Academic Journal
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