• pleura
  • Pleural Mesothelioma Surgery - Forming in the pleura, which is the protective lining surrounding the lungs, pleura mesothelioma is shielded by the rib cage, meaning that reaching it through surgery can require invasively cutting through bone. (curemeso.org)
  • Respiratory disease is a medical term that encompasses pathological conditions affecting the organs and tissues that make gas exchange possible in higher organisms, and includes conditions of the upper respiratory tract, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, alveoli, pleura and pleural cavity, and the nerves and muscles of breathing. (wikipedia.org)
  • chest wall
  • When the pleural membranes are punctured, as occurs in penetrating trauma of the chest, air may travel from the lung to the muscles and subcutaneous tissue of the chest wall. (wikipedia.org)