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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?

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

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Hemidiaphragm right pleura they said mild elevation shouldi worry about it?

No worries: Normal finding as the liver sits just below the right diaphragm and pushes it up a little which is noticeable on radiography. ...Read more

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Can biapical pleura-parenchymal thickening due to previous tb?

Can biapical pleura-parenchymal thickening due to previous tb?

Yes possible: It is possible that there is scarring of the lung tissue due to a previous TB infection. If the infection has resolved this should cause no further problems. in some patients though TB may recur. Your physician will continue to monitor you with follow exams and chest radiographs as indicated. ...Read more

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How does mesolthelioma of the pleura cause pleural effusion?

From the lining : The lethal mesothelioma develops from the lining of chest wall , the tumor secrets fluid , resulting the pleural effusion. ...Read more

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How is the pleura attached to the lung? Can it come off in some diseases?

Visceral / Parietal: The lining (pleura) of the lungs consists of the visceral and pleural lining. There is a virtual (potential) space between the two and they slide back and forth without issues in most people. In a variety of inflammatory states (cancer, pneumonia, chf) fluid can accumulate between these two layers. Treat can include drainage by various methods. ...Read more

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I am suffering from pleura thickening due to tuberculosis and the area where the thickening is hurts when i cough or take a deep breath. Whyis thatso?

I am suffering from pleura thickening due to tuberculosis and the area where the thickening is hurts when i cough or take a deep breath. Whyis thatso?

Pleural thickening : And inflammation /pleurisy will cause pain when the pleura stretches or contracts with deep breathing, coughing. It can be relieved by taking nsaids/ ibuprofen. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-pleurisy-basics. ...Read more

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I have pleura liquid in both of my lungs. I had an operation and doctors took sample from the liquid pleura, everyting is fine but no root cause found?

I have pleura liquid in both of my lungs. I had an operation and doctors took sample from the liquid pleura, everyting is fine but no root cause found?

Pleural effusion.: If no etiology for the pleural effusion was identified on the first pass, then another round of thinking and testing may be necessary. A pleural effusion is not a diagnosis unto itself - it hints to another process occurring - this process needs to be identified. You should revisit your doctor and continue investigations until an answer, or list of answers, is reached. ...Read more

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My 42 years old sister has been diagnosed on AdenoCarcinoma of left pleura about a year ago,with pleura effusion .is there any treatment except chemo.

My 42 years old sister has been diagnosed on AdenoCarcinoma of left pleura about a year ago,with pleura effusion .is there any treatment except chemo.

Lung Cancer: sorry to hear that. Depending upon the stage, treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of these The most exciting recent advances in lung cancer treatment has been the discovery of genetic mutations in cancer cells, that in turn can be treated with medications that "target" those mutations. Talk to her treating doctor to check for EGFR and ALK mutation. ...Read more

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Can pleura fluid diagnose cancer if lung X-ray is clear?

Can pleura fluid diagnose cancer if lung X-ray is clear?

Pleural effusion: Yes. Pleural fluids could be checked for the cancerous cells. On the chest x-ray will be probably seen pleural effusion. ...Read more

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Dr says I have scar tissue on pleura/lungs after having pleurisy earlier this year. Is this why i still get chest pain which is worse on exertion?

Could be: Obviously that is too complex of a question to answer with certainty over the internet, but it is a reasonable potential cause, particularly if your dr has evaluated you for more serious causes of chest pain, in which case nsaids or other pain management should help reduce limitation to function/mobility. Talk to your dr about this. ...Read more

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