Friday 15 February 2013
pleural plaque; fibrohyalin pleural plaque, fibrous pleural plaque, hyalin pleural plaque
Asbestosis - Extensive fibrosis of pleura and lung parenchyma.
Asbestosis - Fibrous pleural plaque.
Asbestosis - Pleural fibrosis & calcification.
Wikimedia : pleural plaque, as seen in asbestos exposure
Definition: Discrete fibrous or partially calcified thickened area which can be seen on X-rays of individuals exposed to asbestos. Pleural plaques are themselves asymptomatic.