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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Asbestos-related Pleural Plaques: A Literature Review [placas Pleurais Relacionadas Com O Asbesto: Revisão Da Literatura]
Author: Meirelles G.S.P.
Kavakama J.I.
Jasinowodolinski D.
Nery L.E.
Terra-Filho M.
Rodrigues R.T.
Neder J.A.
Bagatin E.
D'ippolito G.
Abstract: Pleural plaques (PP) are considered to be hallmarks of asbestos exposure. They constitute focal thickenings of the pleura and are commonly seen in patients without lung disease. They can involve parietal, diaphragmatic and mediastinal pleura. Chest x-ray is frequently used for PP diagnosis, but computed tomography, especially when used the high-resolution technique, is the imaging exam with the greatest sensibility and specificity. PP are almost always asymptomatic, but there are some controversial about their relationship with asbestos exposure indexes, pulmonary functional alterations and risk of neoplasias.
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Date Issue: 2005
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