Test Findings
 

Pleural Plaques

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Overview

  • Pleural-based plaques are a sign of asbestos-related lung disease.
    • Look For

    • Thickening associated with the pleura. 
    • Example

    • Pleural plaques in a patient with asbestosis. Note that the plaques are associated with the anterior pleura.
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      Pleural plaques in a patient with asbestosis. Note that the plaques are associated with the anterior pleura.
       
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