Asbestos-related pleural disease

Autopsy And Case Reports

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Início Publicação: 28/02/2011
Periodicidade: Trimestral
Área de Estudo: Medicina

Asbestos-related pleural disease

Ano: 2013 | Volume: 3 | Número: 2
Autores: S. A. Geller, F. P. F. Campos
Autor Correspondente: S. A. Geller | [email protected]

Palavras-chave: asbestos, asbestosis, pleural diseases

Resumos Cadastrados

Resumo Inglês:

The image shows asbestos plaques on the
right parietal pleura of a 58-year-old former shipyard
worker who died of acute suppurative bronchitis. He
also had cor pulmonale and congestive heart failure.
Histologically, pulmonary interstitial fibrosis with
asbestos bodies was demonstrated. The pleural
plaques consist predominantly of dense collagen.
This photograph was taken after removal of the lung
with the camera held in the lower right thorax, at
approximately the level of the diaphragm, looking
up toward the apex of the chest cavity.