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Case 1: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

The patient shown below presented with chest pain and shortness of breath. The CXR revealed coarsened, prominent lung markings with a predominantly subpleural right pneumothorax. (Click image to enlarge)

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CT was performed and demonstrated multiple cysts throughout the lungs. The pneumothorax was noted to be loculated and predominantly in the lower portion of the right hemithorax.

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Fat containing lesions were noted in both kidneys consistent with angiomyolipomas. Subsequently, it was learned that the patient had a history of lymphangioleiomyomatosis and had a prior pleurodesis.




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