Asbestos exposure and upper lobe involvement.

  title={Asbestos exposure and upper lobe involvement.},
  author={Gunnar Hillerdal},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={139 6},
In a study of 1,251 persons with asbestos-related pleural and parenchymal changes, 16 had slowly progressive changes of the upper lobes, involving both pleura and parenchyma, with shrinkage of the lobes. In addition there were 41 cases with less advanced apical changes. Tuberculosis and other possible causes were excluded. It is hypothesized that the… CONTINUE READING