Lung - nontumor
Other nonneoplastic disease
Black spots

Topic Completed: 1 October 2011

Revised: 30 January 2019, last major update October 2011

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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. website. Accessed May 31st, 2020.
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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