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Pleural diseases 

Pleural diseases
Chapter:
Pleural diseases
Author(s):

Sujal R. Desai

, Susan J. Copley

, Zelena A. Aziz

, and David M. Hansell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199560479.003.0010
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date: 22 September 2020

Pleural anatomy 358

Pleural effusion 361

Miscellaneous causes of pleural effusion 367

Infectious/parapneumonic effusions and empyema 370

Benign pleural thickening 373

Asbestos-related pleural disease 377

Pleural plaques 378

Diffuse pleural thickening 382

‘Folded’ lung and pleuro-parenchymal bands 382

Malignant pleural mesothelioma 386

Benign pleural tumours ...

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