Pleural plaques

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Admitted with breathlessness and increased sputum production.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

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

Annotated image

Modality: 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: 18th Sep 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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