Fibrothorax

Dr Daniel J Bell and Radswiki et al.

Fibrothorax is defined as fibrosis within the pleural space, and occurs secondary to the inflammatory response to one of the following events:  

Radiographic features

Fibrothorax is characterised by relatively smooth pleural thickening that may be calcified. The mediastinal pleura is usually spared, and commonly there is marked volume loss of the affected hemithorax.

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Article information

rID: 12640
System: Chest
Tag: cases, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pleural fibrosis
  • Diffuse pleural fibrosis
  • Fibrothoraces

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    Case 2: with previous tuberculosis
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    Case 3: prior haemothorax
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    Case 4: with previous tuberculosis
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