Apical pleural cap

Dr Daniel J Bell and Radswiki et al.

Apical pleural cap refers to a curved density at the lung apex seen on chest radiographs.


The frequency of apical pleural thickening increases with age 3.


It arises from a number of causes:

Article information

rID: 11143
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Lung apical cap
  • Apical cap
  • Apical pleural capping
  • Apical capping
  • Apical pleural thickening
  • Pulmonary apical cap
  • Pulmonary apical capping

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: hematoma
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  • Case 2: hematoma
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  • Case 3: hematoma
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