Diffuse pleural thickening
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This condition develops when asbestos fibers on the outer lining of the lungs gradually cause tissue scarring, which eventually leads to the thickening of the pleura. While pleural plaques concern a small region of the lungs affected by tissue thickening, diffuse pleural thickening entails the scarring of a larger surface of the pleura.
Diffuse pleural thickening may be a forerunner of lung cancer and mesothelioma. Asbestos screening is a must as the asbestos fibers are well distinguishable on a chest X-ray.Call 205.328.9200 Asbestos Screening