Nodular pleural thickening is a form of pleural thickening.
Most common causes of nodular pleural thickening are malignant and include:
- metastatic pleural disease, particularly from adenocarcinomas, e.g.
- invasive thymoma
Occasionally it may arise from benign causes such as
- thoracic splenosis is a rare benign cause of pleural nodularity
- occasional changes secondary to a fibrothorax
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