Pathology of the pleura

Clinics in Chest Medicine. 2006 Jun;27(2):157-80. [Link]

English JC, Leslie KO.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada.


The pleura and lung are intimately associated and share many pathologic conditions. Nevertheless, they represent two separate organs of different embryonic derivation and with different yet often symbiotic functions. In this article, the authors explore the pathologic manifestations of the many conditions that primarily or secondarily affect the pleura.