Nodular pleural thickening is a form of pleural thickening.
Essentially all common causes of nodular pleural thickening are malignant and include:
- metastatic pleural disease, particularly from adenocarcinomas, e.g:
- invasive thymoma
Thoracic splenosis is a rare benign cause of pleural nodularity.
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