Pleural plaques

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Admitted with breathlessness and increased sputum production.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Multiple geographic areas of pleural calcification including involvement of the diaphragmatic surface.

Annotated image

Annotated image

Multiple geographic regions of pleural calcification (yellow dotted lines) are seen involving both the parietal pleura on the inside of the chest wall as well as over the diaphragmatic domes.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates numerous calcified pleural plaques.

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Case information

rID: 12388
Published: 19th Nov 2010
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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