Nodular pleural thickening is a form of pleural thickening.
Most common causes of nodular pleural thickening are malignant and include:
- metastatic pleural disease, particularly from adenocarcinomas, e.g.
- invasive thymoma
- rare primary pleural malignancies 3
Occasionally nodular pleural thickening may arise from benign causes such as:
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