Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

HRCT of the chest demonstrates marked septal thickening in the subpleural regions of both lungs, with several subpleural bands, and a focus of rounded atelectasis in the posterior basal segment of the right lower lobe. Appearances are consistent with asbestosis

Extensive bilateral pleural plaques are also noted with some small foci of calcification. 

No mediastinal lymphadenopathy. No pleural effusion. Incidental bilateral apical pleural scarring is also noted. ​

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Case information

rID: 8756
Published: 27th Feb 2010
Last edited: 23rd Jan 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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