Black pleura sign (lungs)

The black pleural sign is a feature that hes been described in pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. Extensive alveolar calcification can make the water density pleura appear as a lucent line lying between the pulmonary infiltrate and the adjacent ribs.

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rID: 16251
System: Chest
Tags: stub, cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Black pleural sign
  • Black pleural line

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