Stannosis | definition of stannosis by Medical dictionary
The deposition of tin oxide dust in the upper or lower respiratory tract. Patients may complain of irritation of the eyes, nasal passages, and other mucous membranes. Chest x-ray examination often reveals dust deposits in the lungs, but this form of pneumoconiosis does not cause lung injury or disease.
stannosis An occupational lung disease caused by deposition of tin dioxide in the lung tissues. It is a hazard of tin mining.
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(tin), and siderosis (iron) are radiopaque dust exposures that cause small lung nodules.