Asbestos related lung and pleural disease

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male

Chest x-ray


Chest x-ray demonstrates hyperinflation of the lungs with very prominent calcified pleural plaques

CT chest


CT of the chest demonstrates numerous pleural plaques, many of them calcified, subpleural band-like scarring / fibrosis and round atelectasis in the right base. 

Case Discussion

This case illustrates a number of the manifestations of asbestos related lung disease

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