Young adult female presents with progressive breathlessness.
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The scout view shows hyperinflated lungs with coarse thickened reticular markings.
On lung windoes there are numerous thin-walled cysts involving the entire lung bilaterally.
Prominent abdominal lymphadenopathy in the left iliac region with some necrosis.
Typical pulmonary findings of lymphangioleiomyomatosis in a young female patient.
Intra-abdominal (left iliac) lymphadenopathy with necrosis is a recognised but uncommon manifestation of the disease.
- Pallisa E, Sanz P, Roman A, Majó J, Andreu J, Cáceres J. Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: pulmonary and abdominal findings with pathologic correlation. Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc. 22 Spec No: S185-98. doi:10.1148/radiographics.22.suppl_1.g02oc13s185 - Pubmed