Divisions according to regions Cervical pleura: extends upto neck, lining undersurface supra pleural membrane, reaches 1-1.5 inch above one third of clavicle. Costal pleura: linesribs, intercostal cartilage, intercostal space, back of sternum. Diaphragmatic pleura: covers thoracic surface of pleura. Mediastinal pleura: covers and forms later boundry of mediastinum.
Think pair and share A patient presented with pain in chest, there was dullness on percussion and dull breath sounds heard on stethoscope. Pleural effusion is suspected. Patient is feeling pain in Parietal or Visceral pleura?