Calcified pleural plaques

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

Extensive calcified pleural plaques are again noted. No focal consolidation, collapse or pleural effusion. Normal cardiomediastinal contour. No subdiaphragmatic free gas.

Case Discussion

Calcified pleural plaques are essentially pathognomonic for asbestos exposure (but not necessarily asbestosis). 

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Case information

rID: 43925
Published: 31st Mar 2016
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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