Holly leaf pleural plaques

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Former blue collar worker. Cough.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Large bilateral irregular calcified pleural plaques in a holly leaf configuration in the mid zones.

Calcified diaphragmatic pleural plaques.

Heart size normal.  Lungs clear.

Case Discussion

This patient had a known exposure to asbestos. 

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Case information

rID: 75725
Published: 9th Apr 2020
Last edited: 9th Apr 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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