Inflammation of the visceral pleura, a nonspecific asbestos‐related pleural reaction: Chest radiograph and computed tomograph correlation

Albert Solomon, Ami‐Hai Eliezer Rubin, Jacob Bar‐Ziv, Rafael Carel

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Abstract

Nonspecific pleuritis, i.e., inflammation of the visceral pleura, is recognized by the presence of pleural strands on the routine posteroanterior chest radiograph. The computed tomograph counterparts of these strands are seen as interlobular septal intrusions and lenticular or wedge‐shaped subpleurai opacities. The pleural reaction is nonspecific and may be found with asbestos exposure, traumatic hemorrhagic effusions, pulmonary embolism, viral pleurisy, malignant pleural effusions, and lupus or rheumatoid effusions. The asbestos‐related pleural changes may be found alone or in association with parietal pleural plaque formation or with asbestotic lung fibrosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-55
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1991

Keywords

  • adhesions
  • asbestos exposure
  • chest X‐ray
  • pleuritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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