Pleural plaques

Case contributed by Calvin Gan
Diagnosis almost certain


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Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Male

Multiple nodular opacifications are consistent with pleural calcified plaques attributed to previous asbestos exposure. Small right sided pleural effusion. Dilated and ectatic thoracic aorta with enlarged cardiomediastinal contours. Multiple right sided rib fractures.

Case Discussion

Previous asbestos exposure forming calcified pleural plaques. 

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