Diffuse pulmonary lymphangiomatosis
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Revised: 6 January 2013, last major update September 2012
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● Diffuse proliferation of abnormal pulmonary lymphatic channels in men, women or children, causing wheezing and shortness of breath (Lymphat Res Biol 2011;9:191)
● No cysts, no pneumothorax
● May be progressive and fatal
● 4 year old girl with recurrent hemorrhagic pericardial effusion (J Med Case Rep 2010;4:62)
● Diffuse proliferation of abnormal pulmonary lymphatic channels, prominent lymphatics in pleura and alveolar septa, variable smooth muscle proliferation that may appear kaposiform
End of Lung tumor > Benign tumors > Diffuse pulmonary lymphangiomatosis
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