Asbestosis

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Presentation

Occupational exposure

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Multiple bilateral opacifications, likely pleural.

CT

Extensive bilateral calcified and noncalcified pleural plaques associated with mild lung fibrosis. Together this is consistent with asbestosis. Left lower lobe round atelectasis in association with large plaque along the diaphragmatic surface.

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Case information

rID: 45002
Case created: 11th May 2016
Last edited: 28th Aug 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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