Asbestos-related diseases

Last revised by Dr Joshua Yap on 18 Jul 2022

Asbestos-related disease, in particular affecting the lung, comprise of a broad spectrum of entities related to the inhalational exposure to asbestos fibers. They can be divided into benign and malignant processes 1-3.

Benign pleural and parenchymal lung disease
Malignant

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: calcified pleural plaques
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  • Case 2: mesothelioma
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  • Case 3: round atelectasis
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  • Case 4: asbestosis
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