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fibrous pleural plaque

Friday 15 February 2013

pleural plaque; fibrohyalin pleural plaque

Images

- Asbestosis - Extensive fibrosis of pleura and lung parenchyma.
- Asbestosis - Fibrous pleural plaque.
- Asbestosis - Pleural fibrosis & calcification.

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.

See also

- asbestos