Pleural adhesions

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 08 Jul 2018

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.


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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: left anterior upper lobe
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