Tuberous sclerosis complex with lymphangiomyomatosis

Case contributed by Dr Charlie Chia-Tsong Hsu


40 year old female. Shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female

CT images demonstrate innumerable small regular lung cysts diffusely distributed throughout the lungs, the typical appearance of lymphangiomyomatosis. Upper abdominal image shows a fat containing lesion within the left kidney, most likely a renal angiomyolipoma

FLAIR sequence depicts cortical/subcotrical tubers (blue arrows) and white matter radial migration lines (green arrows). Coronal T2WI depicts subependymal nodule (yellow arrow).

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates classic multi-system appearances of tuberous sclerosis with cortical / subcortical tubers and subependymal nodules within the brain, renal angiomyolipomas within the abdomen and lymphangiomyomatosis within the chest.

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Case information

rID: 20712
Case created: 8th Dec 2012
Last edited: 15th Jul 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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