Thoracic-abdominal MDCT: A one-stop-shop procedure for diagnosis of lymphangioleiomyomatosis

N. Sverzellati, P. Spagnolo, S. Harari, M. De Filippo, M. Zompatori, C. Rossi

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A 62-year-old asymptomatic woman was referred for an abdominal multidetector CT (MDCT) scan to evaluate a renal angyomiolipoma. Upper MDCT images revealed multiple, bilateral pulmonary cystic lesion in the costo-phrenic sulci and a thin-section MDCT scan of the chest was consequently performed. Thin-section MDCT showed several thin-walled cysts uniformly distributed throughout the lung parenchyma consistent with lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). This radiological approach secured a definite diagnosis of LAM, thus avoiding further invasive procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-219
Number of pages2
JournalRespiratory Medicine CME
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Angiomyolipoma
  • Computed tomography
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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