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Pleural plaques

Case contributed by Jeremy Jones
Diagnosis certain

Presentation

Breathlessness and increased sputum production.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
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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