A patient presented with chronic mild shortness of breath with history of multiple exposures to asbestos.Chest X ray shows the following features.What can be the most probable diagnosis?
B. Metastatic lung disease
C. Left sided Pleural Effusion
D. Pleural Thickening and Plaques
Ans:D. Pleural Thickening and Plaques.
Chest X ray in the image shows:
- Bilateral well defined irregular shadows that are as dense as the bones (marked by red dots)
- Peripheral pleural thickening. (marked by blue dots)
Probalbe diagnosis is
- Bilateral calcified asbestos related pleural plaques