Visceral pleural invasion: predictable on CT?

Annemiek Snoeckx


The visceral pleura consists of a single layer of mesothelial cells resting on a basement membrane, a submesothelial connective tissue layer, a layer of elastic fibers and a connective tissue layer that separates the elastic layer from the lung parenchyma which is demarcated by a layer of pneumocytes resting on a thin basement membrane (1).