System: Chest
Section: Signs
Tag: pleura
Modality: X-ray (Frontal)

- “ Pleural plaques are invariably due to a pronlonged exposure to asbestos.  For this reason men are mainly affected due to the nature of the traditi...”

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  • Holly leaf sign - “ The holly leaf sign refers to the appearance of pleural plaques on chest x-rays. Their irregular thickened nodular edges are likened to the appear...”
  • Pleural plaque - “ Pleural plaques are the most common manifestation of asbestos-related disease, and can be identified with a very high degree of specificity with C...”

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