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What exactly is a sub pleural lobe ?

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What exactly is a sub pleural lobe ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. C. replied 2 years ago.
Dr. C. :

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Dr. C. :

There is a very thin layer of tissue that surrounds the lungs, you can think of it as a very thin balloon. This is called the pleura.

Dr. C. :

The pleura sits between the lungs and the rib cage.

Dr. C. :

All lobes of the lungs are subpleural, meaning under the pleura.

Dr. C. :

Please let me know if that's clear or if you need a more detailed explanation.

Customer:

Is the sub pleural a organ?

Dr. C. :

No it's not an organ. It's a space.

Dr. C. :

It just means "under the pleura".

Dr. C. :

Like if you were laying under a sheet, you would be in the sub sheet space.

Dr. C. :

under the sheet

Dr. C. :

The sheet is like the pleura, the bed is like the lungs and you'd be in the space in between them.

Dr. C. :

That's the subpleural space, in between the pleura and the lungs.

Customer:

Oh I see. Thx very detailed description .

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