Pleural calcified plaques

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Presenting with cough.

Patient Data

Age: 81-year-old
Gender: Male

Chest radiograph

No pulmonary consolidations, no pleural effusions. Bi-basal pleural calcified plaques. Cardiomediastinal contours are unremarkable, thoracic aorta is unfolded. No pneumothorax or subphrenic free gas. 

Case Discussion

Findings are those of bilateral calcified pleural plaques, a non-specific finding that is commonly related to a previous history of inhalational exposure to asbestos. Comparison with previous radiographs from 4 years ago has shown stability of the lesions. 

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Case information

rID: 46593
Published: 10th Jul 2016
Last edited: 12th Jul 2016
System: Chest
Tag: rmh
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