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Plural of pleura1.
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The space between the pleurae is normally closely opposed with a small film of serous fluid.
Diaphragmatic pleurae were bilaterally involved in 21 cases (27.6%), only on the right side in 15 cases (19.7%) and only on the left side in 7 (9.2%).
Although, the measured volume seems to be a linear function of separation between pleurae, it is not true completely.
Contrast enhanced computer tomography (CT) was performed in both patients, displaying an unilocular cystic lesion about 2.0A-2.0 cm in size far above the aortic arch and close to the cupula pleurae in one patient, and two lesions above the cupula pleurae in the other patient.