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Pleural cavity

Pleural cavity


The pleural cavity is composed of the layers of the membrane lining the lung and the chest cavity.

Review Date 8/25/2014

Updated by: Denis Hadjiliadis, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.