Thursday 19 March 2009
- 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