Lymphangioleiomyomatosis associated with pulmonary metastasis from an occult papillary carcinoma of the thyroid: Report of a case occuring in a patient without tuberous sclerosis

Alberto Cavazza, Alberto Roggeri, Michele Zini, Giulio Rossi, Luigi Zucchi

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Abstract

We report on 50-year-old woman without tuberous sclerosis, presenting with recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax. A CT-scan of the chest showed multiple, bilateral, thin-walled cysts, consistent with pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis. A videothoracoscopic lung biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of lymphangioleiomyomatosis, but revealed also a micrometastasis from an occult papillary carcinoma of the thyroid gland. The main histologic differential diagnosis and the possible correlation between lymphangioleiomyomatosis and thyroid diseases are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)825-828
Number of pages4
JournalPathology Research and Practice
Volume198
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Lung
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
  • Metastasis
  • Thyroid
  • Tuberous sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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