Sporadic lymphangioleiomyomatosis

Case contributed by Rania Adel Anan
Diagnosis probable


Chronic progressive dyspnea. Never-smoker.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Multiple round thin-walled cysts are seen diffusely scattered in both lungs with normal intervening parenchyma.

A linear atelectatic band is seen in the inferior lingua.

No detected ground glass opacification, consolidations, pleural effusion or pneumothorax.

Case Discussion

Diffuse cystic lung disease, with characteristic CT appearance of lymphangioleimyomatosis.

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