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Parietal pleura

Parietal pleura is one of the major types of Pleura. The names given to the parietal pleura correspond to the parts of the wall with which they are associated:  

 - pleura related to the ribs and intercostal spaces is termed the costal part;

 - pleura covering the diaphragm is the diaphragmatic part;

 - pleura covering the mediastinum is the mediastinal part;

 - the dome-shaped layer of parietal pleura lining the cervical extension of the pleural cavity is cervical pleura (dome of pleura or pleural cupola).

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