Subpleural sparing

Subpleural sparing in thoracic radiology is a imaging descriptor usually used on cross sectional imaging (mainly CT) where the pathology that affects the lungs spares the extreme peripheral lung margin abutting the pleura - chest wall.

It can be seen in a number of situations

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rID: 48618
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Sub-pleural sparing

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