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Lung tumor

Benign tumors

Diffuse pulmonary lymphangiomatosis


Reviewer: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 6 January 2013, last major update September 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2013, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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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

Case reports
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● 4 year old girl with recurrent hemorrhagic pericardial effusion (J Med Case Rep 2010;4:62)

Micro description
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● Diffuse proliferation of abnormal pulmonary lymphatic channels, prominent lymphatics in pleura and alveolar septa, variable smooth muscle proliferation that may appear kaposiform

Micro images
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Various images

Negative stains
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● HMB45

End of Lung tumor > Benign tumors > Diffuse pulmonary lymphangiomatosis


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