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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Abstract

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
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Keywords

  • Angiomyolipoma
  • Computed tomography
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Thoracic-abdominal MDCT : A one-stop-shop procedure for diagnosis of lymphangioleiomyomatosis. / Sverzellati, N.; Spagnolo, P.; Harari, S.; De Filippo, M.; Zompatori, M.; Rossi, C.

In: Respiratory Medicine CME, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2010, p. 218-219.

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Sverzellati, N. ; Spagnolo, P. ; Harari, S. ; De Filippo, M. ; Zompatori, M. ; Rossi, C. / Thoracic-abdominal MDCT : A one-stop-shop procedure for diagnosis of lymphangioleiomyomatosis. In: Respiratory Medicine CME. 2010 ; Vol. 3, No. 4. pp. 218-219.
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