Lung - nontumor
Other nonneoplastic disease
Black spots



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PubMed search: pulmonary black spots

Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Black spots. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/lungnontumorblackspots.html. Accessed July 23rd, 2019.
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
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