Pleural plaques

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Admitted with breathlessness and increased sputum production.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male
X-ray

Multiple geographic areas of pleural calcification including involvement of the diaphragmatic surface.

Annotated image

Annotated image

Multiple geographic regions of pleural calcification (yellow dotted lines) are seen involving both the parietal pleura on the inside of the chest wall as well as over the diaphragmatic domes.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates numerous calcified pleural plaques.

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Case information

rID: 12388
Case created: 19th Nov 2010
Last edited: 5th Nov 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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