Holly leaf pleural plaques
Previous manual labourer. Shortness of breath.
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Multiple bilateral calcified pleural plaques, with a central predominance. The formation of these are rather 'leaf like' in appearances.
Pleural plaques are invariably due to prolonged exposure to asbestos. For this reason, men are mainly affected due to the nature of the traditional blue-collar jobs in which those exposed were employed.
The plaques can take on a holly leaf appearance.