Calcified pleural plaques

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

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
Case created: 29th Mar 2016
Last edited: 5th Dec 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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