Pleural calcification

Pleural calcification can be the result of a wide range of pathology and can be mimicked by a number of conditions/artifacts.

True calcification
Mimics of calcification

High density can result from magnesium mimicking calcification:

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Article Information

rID: 8983
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Differential diagnosis of pleural calcifcation
  • Pleural calcifications
  • Calcification involving pleura

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