Hairy pleural plaques
The so-called hairy pleural plaque, are a manifestation of asbestos related disease. They arises from the visceral pleura, typically from an interlobar fissure. The hairiness stems from short radially oriented linear regions of fibrosis extending from the plaque into the adjacent lung parenchyma.
Compared to the usual parietal pleural plaques, these hairy plaques are rare.
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