Pleural Plaques

What are pleural plaques?

It's another way of saying you have scar tissue in your pleura. The pleura is the lining that surrounds your lungs. Think of it like a layer of cellophane around your lungs.

How do you get pleural plaques?

Exposure to asbestos is the most common way for people to contract pleural plaques.

What are symptoms of pleural plaques?

Most people don't experience symptoms, but when they do, they report having chest pains.

Next Steps


Pleural plaques can be an early indication of asbestos exposure. It can also be a misdiagnosis of asbestosis. Get a yearly check up so you can get early dedication for any other possible related condition, disease or cancer that is associated with heavy asbestos exposure.
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