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asbestos-associated anomalies

Thursday 19 March 2009


- pleural plaque

  • Dense areas of fibrosis-creating plaques usually on the anterior, and posterior-lateral areas of the parietal pleura and also on the domes of the diaphragm.
  • Microscopically they are composed of dense collagenous tissue sometimes with calcifications, but do not contain asbestos bodies.

- mesothelioma / mesotheliomas


- Asbestosis - Extensive fibrosis of pleura and lung parenchyma.
- Asbestosis - Fibrous pleural plaque.
- Asbestosis - Pleural fibrosis & calcification.
- Wikimedia : pleural plaque, as seen in asbestos exposure

See also

- asbestos