- For the protrusion of cell membrane present during apoptosis and cell motility, please see Bleb (cell biology).
is a large blister
(usually approximately hemispherical) filled with serous fluid
. Blebs can form in a number of tissues due to different pathologies, including frostbitten
tissues, and as a cause of spontaneous pneumothorax
. In the lungs, a bleb is a collection of air within the layers of the visceral pleura
. In ophthalmology
, blebs may be formed intentionally in the treatment of glaucoma
In geology, mineralogy, petrology, and related geochemical sciences, bleb is a noun or descriptive term meaning the inclusion of a mineral within a larger mineral that is bubble-like. Commonly used for small inclusions, such as ones tens of micrometres in size. An example usage in the literature is a bleb of sylvite in chlorite.
- Sunil JS. 2005. Inadvertent filtering bleb following sutureless cataract surgery Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 53(3): 196-198
- Kamenetsky VS et al. Chloride and carbonate immiscible liquids at the closure of the kimberlite magma evolution (Udachnaya-East kimberlite, Siberia) Chemical Geology, Volume 237, Issues 3-4, 5 March 2007, Pages 384-400