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Pleura
Brett W. Carter, MD; Gerald F. Abbott, MD, FACR
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GENERAL ANATOMY AND FUNCTION

  • General Anatomy

    • Pleural Structure

      • Function

        • Pleural Space

          PARIETAL PLEURA

          • Nomenclature

            • Blood Supply and Drainage

              • Innervation

                • Histology

                  VISCERAL PLEURA

                  • Layers

                    • Blood Supply and Drainage

                      • Innervation

                        PLEURAL REFLECTIONS

                        • Pulmonary Ligament

                          • Costodiaphragmatic Recesses

                            INTERLOBAR FISSURES

                            • General Concepts

                              • Major (Oblique) Fissures

                                • Minor (Horizontal) Fissure

                                  ACCESSORY FISSURES

                                  • General Concepts

                                    • Azygos Fissure

                                      • Left Minor Fissure

                                        • Superior Accessory Fissure

                                          • Inferior Accessory Fissure

                                            IMAGING

                                            • Radiography

                                              • CT

                                                • Ultrasound

                                                  • Pleural Effusion

                                                    • Pneumothorax

                                                      • Pleural Thickening

                                                        • Pleural Calcification

                                                          Related Anatomy
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                                                          GENERAL ANATOMY AND FUNCTION

                                                          • General Anatomy

                                                            • Pleural Structure

                                                              • Function

                                                                • Pleural Space

                                                                  PARIETAL PLEURA

                                                                  • Nomenclature

                                                                    • Blood Supply and Drainage

                                                                      • Innervation

                                                                        • Histology

                                                                          VISCERAL PLEURA

                                                                          • Layers

                                                                            • Blood Supply and Drainage

                                                                              • Innervation

                                                                                PLEURAL REFLECTIONS

                                                                                • Pulmonary Ligament

                                                                                  • Costodiaphragmatic Recesses

                                                                                    INTERLOBAR FISSURES

                                                                                    • General Concepts

                                                                                      • Major (Oblique) Fissures

                                                                                        • Minor (Horizontal) Fissure

                                                                                          ACCESSORY FISSURES

                                                                                          • General Concepts

                                                                                            • Azygos Fissure

                                                                                              • Left Minor Fissure

                                                                                                • Superior Accessory Fissure

                                                                                                  • Inferior Accessory Fissure

                                                                                                    IMAGING

                                                                                                    • Radiography

                                                                                                      • CT

                                                                                                        • Ultrasound

                                                                                                          • Pleural Effusion

                                                                                                            • Pneumothorax

                                                                                                              • Pleural Thickening

                                                                                                                • Pleural Calcification