Pleural adhesions

Pleural adhesions usually refers to the formation of fibrotic bands that span the pleural space, between the parietal and visceral layers of the pleura


They may be local or diffuse. The presence of a pleural adhesion is one of the causes for a pneumothorax not to resolve.


Article information

rID: 35730
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pleural adhesion
  • Pleural adhesion band
  • Pleural adhesion bands

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: left anterior upper lobe
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