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Pleural Plaques

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ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Pleural Plaques

History: Annual chest x-ray for follow-up of questionable asbestos exposure while working as an auto mechanic changing brakes on vehicles for 10 years. Pt also with 50 pack year smoking history.

Findings: Airway wall thickening with bilateral pleural plaques seen in the lateral aspects of both lung fields on AP view. No interstitial disease is noted.

Ddx: Asbestos related pleural plaques.

Exam: Most often a normal physical exam with the possibility of developing bibasilar, fine end-inspiratory crackles and clubbing. Cor pulmonale may result in advanced disease. PFTs are consistent with a restrictive pattern with reduced total lung capacity, decreased DLCO and decreased compliance. Laboratory values are often non-specific.

No MeSH data available.


Airway wall thickening with bilateral pleural plaques seen in the lateral aspects of both lung fields on AP view.  No interstitial disease is noted.
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Pleural Plaques

USU Teaching File MUTF - MedPix

Airway wall thickening with bilateral pleural plaques seen in the lateral aspects of both lung fields on AP view.  No interstitial disease is noted.
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MPX1946_synpic16657: Airway wall thickening with bilateral pleural plaques seen in the lateral aspects of both lung fields on AP view. No interstitial disease is noted.

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Pleural Plaques

History: Annual chest x-ray for follow-up of questionable asbestos exposure while working as an auto mechanic changing brakes on vehicles for 10 years. Pt also with 50 pack year smoking history.

Findings: Airway wall thickening with bilateral pleural plaques seen in the lateral aspects of both lung fields on AP view. No interstitial disease is noted.

Ddx: Asbestos related pleural plaques.

Exam: Most often a normal physical exam with the possibility of developing bibasilar, fine end-inspiratory crackles and clubbing. Cor pulmonale may result in advanced disease. PFTs are consistent with a restrictive pattern with reduced total lung capacity, decreased DLCO and decreased compliance. Laboratory values are often non-specific.

No MeSH data available.