Fibrothorax with pleural thickening
Patients with a history of pleural tuberculosis for more than ten years ago.
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CT scan shows extensive pleural thickening at level of lower right hemithorax, which is decreased in volume. Note pleural thickening with heterogeneous attenuation with calcifications.
Tuberculous pleuritis often leaves sequelae ranging from minimal pleural thickening, seen as obliteration of the costophrenic sulcus, to severe thickening, seen as fibrous tissue and calcification encompassing and restricting the lung and referred to as fibrothorax. Fibrothorax may be associated with extensive volume loss of the ipsilateral lung and even with ventilatory impairment1.