Lung - nontumor
Pneumoconiosis
Anthracosis

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 1 March 2017, last major update September 2011

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Anthracosis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/lungnontumoranthracosis.html. Accessed May 25th, 2017.
Definition / general
  • Presence of carbon particles in lung
  • Not a pathologic condition necessarily, often due to urban living
  • Carbon particles are relatively inert and usually don't elicit reactive fibrosis
  • When extensive, may cause coal workers' pneumoconiosis (below)