Lung - nontumor
Other nonneoplastic disease
Black spots

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 9 March 2017, last major update October 2011

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Definition / General
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Definition / General
  • Common in urban dwellers on parietal pleura, usually near diaphragm (Am J Surg Pathol 2002;26:1198)
  • May be related to structures responsible for lymphatic drainage of pleural cavity
  • Does not appear to be clinically significant; no relationship to mesothelioma and asbestosis