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Visceral pleura

The second major type of pleura is visceral pleura. Visceral pleura is continuous with parietal pleura at the hilum of each lung where structures enter and leave the organ. The visceral pleura is firmly attached to the surface of the lung, including both opposed surfaces of the fissures that divide the lungs into lobes. Although the visceral pleura is innervated by visceral afferent nerves that accompany bronchial vessels, pain is generally not elicited from this tissue.

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