7 Non-Cancerous Diseases Related to Asbestos Exposure

Atelectasis, also called asbestos pseudotumor or Blesovsky syndrome, is a particularly rare condition related to asbestos exposure that can occur simultaneously with pleural thickening. It consists of inflammation and the formation of scar tissue on the pleural, which makes the lining membrane fold into the lung. Despite being a benign disease, it looks malignant so physicians may require a biopsy to properly diagnose it. About 65 to 70 percent of workers exposed to asbestos are diagnosed with rounded atelectasis, which is the most common form of the disease and an abnormal form of lung collapse.

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  1. Keith Rice says:

    Having been exposed to Asbestos and radiation while working for the Department of Energy, your site has done a good job of explaining my diagnosis of plureal disease with plate atelectasis, non, pneumoconiotic and calcified granulomas.

  2. paul woodward says:

    I have been in a lot of pain for some time,If i bent forward even a little bit it was like someone rammed a sword in my back, the pain was terrible i just cant breath at all for about 20 sec then slowly i can breath a bit more but the pain stays for ages, then it all happens again even reaching for a spoon off the work top,Iv’e just been told i have pleural thickening from asbestos,and told to put a claim in for I,A,B with the DWP, I’m waiting to go for a face to face interview with a DWP doctor but how can he/she sit behind a desk and know more than the top consultants i have been seeing in hospitals, What a waste of NHS money !.

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