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Korean J Radiol. 2014 Mar-Apr;15(2):295-9. doi: 10.3348/kjr.2014.15.2.295. Epub 2014 Mar 7.

A rare case of diffuse pulmonary lymphangiomatosis in a middle-aged woman.

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1
Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul 135-710, Korea.
2
Department of Pathology, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul 135-710, Korea.
3
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul 135-710, Korea.

Abstract

Diffuse pulmonary lymphangiomatosis (DPL) is a rare lymphatic disorder characterized by lymphatic channel proliferation. It is mostly reported in children and young adults. Here, we report a case involving a 52-year-old asymptomatic woman who presented with increased interstitial markings, as seen on a chest radiograph. Diffuse interstitial septal thickening was found on a serial follow-up chest computed tomography scan, and lymphangitic metastasis was the primary radiologic differential diagnosis. However, histologic sections of wedge resected lung revealed diffuse pleural and interlobular septal lymphatic proliferation characteristic of DPL.

KEYWORDS:

Computed tomography; Interstitial; Lung; Lymphangiomatosis

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24642766
PMCID:
PMC3955798
DOI:
10.3348/kjr.2014.15.2.295
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