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Pleural Thickening symptoms, diagnosis and treatments

Pleural Thickening Symptoms

Pleural thickening is damage and thickening of the wall between your lung and your rib-cage.

 
 
 

Pleural Thickening symptoms, diagnosis and treatments

Pleural Thickening symptoms vary considerably from person to person and include:

  •  Shortness of breath,
  •  Chest pain and tightness of the chest,

This is because the membrane is scarred and thickened and becomes constricted and less elastic. In some cases the symptoms can be severe and debilitating, whereas in others the symptoms are more manageable.

Diagnosis is usually by way of a chest x-ray followed by a CT scan.

Rather than treatment pleural thickening, in the absence of asbestosis or malignancy, is usually monitored to check any progression or to rule out any other asbestos related condition.

 

 
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