Intrathoracic Lymphangiomatosis Mimicking Lymphangioleiomyomatosis in a Young Woman

DARRELL W. SWANK, NORMAN G.G. HEPPER, KEITH E. FOLKERT, THOMAS V. COLBY

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Abstract

In this report, we describe a case of lymphangiomatosis that mimicked lymphangioleiomyomatosis in a 20-year-old woman. Lung biopsy specimens showed proliferation of anastomosing lymphatic channels in the visceral pleura and dilated peribronchiolar and septal lymphatic channels. During 8 years of follow-up, this process behaved like lymphangioleiomyomatosis with reticulonodular infiltrates and worsening obstructive and restrictive changes evident on pulmonary function tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1264-1268
Number of pages5
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume64
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

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