Calcified pleural plaque

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Middle aged male. Medical check up CXR.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

Single calcified pleural plaque on the right hemi-diaphragm.

Lungs clear.

Heart size normal.

Case Discussion

Incidental finding of a calcified pleural plaque.

This is nearly always related to asbestos exposure, although focal pleural calcification can occur in other conditions such as post thoracic surgery, empyema and trauma.

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Case information

rID: 48294
Published: 29th Sep 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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