Pleural disease

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Pleural disease
SpecialtyRespirology

Pleural disease occurs in the pleural space, which is the thin fluid-filled area in between the two pulmonary pleurae in the human body. There are several disorders and complications that can occur within the pleural area, and the surrounding tissues in the lung.[citation needed]

Pleural content anomalies[edit]

Pleural tumors[edit]

Pleural tumors may be benign (i.e. solitary fibrous tumor) or malignant in nature. Pleural mesothelioma is a type of malignant cancer associated with asbestos exposure. Under most other circumstances, pleural cancers are secondary malignancies associated with lung cancer due to its nearby location or as metastasis such as with breast cancer. [1]

Other pleural diseases[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pleural Tumors - Health Encyclopedia - University of Rochester Medical Center". www.urmc.rochester.edu. URMC. Retrieved 22 July 2019.

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