Occupational lung disease * 2 Series editor : P S Burge New developments in asbestos-related pleural disease

London Chest Hospital, Bonner Road, London E2 9JX, UK R M Rudd Pleural plaques Pleural plaques are discrete raised areas which may be situated on the parietal pleura on the chest wall, diaphragm, pericardium, and mediastinum. They are strongly associated with exposure to asbestos although they are also found in subjects from whom no history of exposure can… (More)