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What lung diseases do not directly affect the tissue of the lungs?

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Dr. Robert Fietsam
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Extra pleural mesoth

Extra pleural mesothelioma is outside of the lung tissue, but affects chest wall movement and compliance, therefore creates restrictive lung disease without really altering the lung tissue itself.

In brief: Extra pleural mesoth

Extra pleural mesothelioma is outside of the lung tissue, but affects chest wall movement and compliance, therefore creates restrictive lung disease without really altering the lung tissue itself.
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