Holly leaf pleural plaques
Previous manual labourer. Shortness of breath.
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Mulitple bilateral calcified pleural plaques, with a central predominence. The formation of these are rather 'leaf like' in appearances.
Pleural plaques are invariably due to a pronlonged exposure to asbestos. For this reason men are mainly affected due to the nature of the traditional blue-collar jobs in which those exposed were employed.
The plaques can take on a holly leaf appearance.