Pleural thickening

Pleural thickening is a descriptive term given to describe any form of thickening involving either the parietal or visceral pleura. 

It can occur with both benign and malignant pleural disease. According to aetiology it may be classified as:

Pleural thickening can also be classified into various subtypes according to morphology:

See also

Edit Article Share
URL of Article

Article Information

rID: 22514
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Thickening of the pleura
  • Thickening of pleura
  • Drag
    Case 1: from pleural metastases
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Case 2: from previous empyema
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Case 3: from pleural involvement with lymphoma
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    CT scan shows ext...
    Case 4: from tuberculous pleuritis
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Case 5: from tuberculous pleuritis
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.
    Loadinganimation

    Alert_accept

    Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

    Alert_accept Thank you for updating your details.