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What are connections between visceral pleura and the lungs?

What are connections between visceral pleura and the lungs?

Lining of lung: Lungs are invested in a very thin layer of connective tissue lined with flattened cells called visceral pleura. It is not possible to dissect away visceral pleura from the lung. ...Read more

Pleura (Definition)

The pleura is a very thin lining in the chest. It covers the lungs and the chest wall. The space between the lung and chest wall with ...Read more


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What is an inflammation of visceral and parietal pleura?

What is an inflammation of visceral and parietal pleura?

Multiple pathologies: Inflammation of the pleura, pleurisy, may be due to infections in the pleural cavity or overlying lung. There is generally inflammation of the pleura overlying lung infarcts. Auto-immune diseases, e.g., lupus can also cause inflammation of pleura. Pleurisy of apparent unknown cause should be treated as tuberculosis unless proven otherwise. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, how can pleura thickening cause pain if it originates on the visceral layer which isn't sensitive to pain?

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how can pleura thickening cause pain if it originates on the visceral layer which isn't sensitive to pain?

Pleural innervation: It's true that the visceral layer of pleura has no sensory innervation. But the other layer of pleura -- the parietal pleura -- is continuous with the visceral one and lines the inside of the chest. This parietal pleura is richly innervated via intercostal and phrenic nerves, and is very painful when injured or inflamed. Ask anyone who's been awake while receiving a chest tube. ...Read more

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What is pleura and can it hurt?

Lining of lung: Pleura is the exterior lining of the lung and chest cavity. It can sometimes become inflammed from a process inside the lung or less commonly from a primary pleural process. This can cause pain especially with deep breathing, sneezing or coughing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pleura?

Lining of lung: The pleura is a very thin lining in the chest. It covers the lungs and the chest wall. The space between the lung and chest wall with completely lined with pleura. ...Read more

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Why do they do surgical puncturing of the pleura?

Covers the lung: The pleura is a thin lining of the chest wall and lung. The pleura must be opened if you want to operate on the lung or any structure inside the chest. Since it covers the chest wall the pleura must be punctured if you want to put a needle into the chest to sample fluid or tissue. ...Read more

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How are the lungs covered in pleura?

How are the lungs covered in pleura?

Two layers: Lungs are covered in two layers of pleura, visceral and parietal. Both the thin layers of connective tissue with flattened epithelial lining. There is a potential space between the two layers and normally there is a small amount amount of lubrication fluid between the layers. ...Read more