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. 


Selected images from a CT of the chest confirm 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
Published: 9th Feb 2010
Last edited: 12th Apr 2018
System: Chest
Tag: pleura
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