Calcified pleural plaques

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Chest x-ray demonstrates ill-defined opacities over both mid and lower zones. Over the diaphragmatic domes, linear regions of calcification are noted. 


CT confirms the presence of numerous heavily calcified pleural plaques particularly over the anterolateral aspects of the parietal pleura. A number of non-calcified plaques are seen posteriorly. On the images provided the costophrenic angles appear spared as does the mediastinal pleura. 

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Case information

rID: 8537
Case created: 9th Feb 2010
Last edited: 24th Nov 2015
System: Chest
Tag: pleura
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