Fibrothorax

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

Radiographic features

A fibrothorax is characterised by relatively smooth pleural thickening that may be calcified. The mediastinal pleura is usually spared. There is usually marked volume loss in the affected hemithorax. 

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Article Information

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

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