Pleural plaques

Case contributed by Dr Calvin Gan

Presentation

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Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Male
X-ray

Multiple nodular opacifications are consistent with pleural calcified plaques attributed to previous asbestos exposure. Small right sided pleural effusion. Dilated and ectatic thoracic aorta with enlarged cardiomediastinal contours. Multiple right sided rib fractures.

Case Discussion

Previous asbestos exposure forming calcified pleural plaques. 

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Case information

rID: 43261
Published: 3rd Mar 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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