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Article: Extrapulmonary presentation of asymptomatic pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis

TitleExtrapulmonary presentation of asymptomatic pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis
Authors
KeywordsDiagnosis
High resolution computed tomography
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
Issue Date2003
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/RES
Citation
Respirology, 2003, v. 8 n. 4, p. 544-547 How to Cite?
AbstractLymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare parenchymal lung disease, which affects young women of childbearing age and is characterized pathologically by proliferation of interstitial smooth muscle and formation of cysts in the lung. While LAM is usually predominantly a respiratory disorder, it can also initially involve other extrapulmonary organs. We report the case of a 35-year-old Chinese woman, who presented with a 4-week history of left thigh swelling which was found to be secondary to compression of pelvic veins by a mass lesion. The latter was found histologically to show LAM. Despite the patient being asymptomatic and displaying normal lung function, a thoracic high resolution CT scan showed typical features of early LAM. This case further illustrates that LAM can have multisystem involvement, and demonstrates the importance of being aware of the diagnosis in cases presenting with extrapulmonary manifestation, in order that patients are diagnosed and managed appropriately.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/77226
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.078
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.157
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dc.contributor.authorLam, Ben_HK
dc.contributor.authorOoi, GCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, MPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLee, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorIp, MSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChanYeung, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, WKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTsang, KWen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:29:37Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:29:37Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationRespirology, 2003, v. 8 n. 4, p. 544-547en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1323-7799en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/77226-
dc.description.abstractLymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare parenchymal lung disease, which affects young women of childbearing age and is characterized pathologically by proliferation of interstitial smooth muscle and formation of cysts in the lung. While LAM is usually predominantly a respiratory disorder, it can also initially involve other extrapulmonary organs. We report the case of a 35-year-old Chinese woman, who presented with a 4-week history of left thigh swelling which was found to be secondary to compression of pelvic veins by a mass lesion. The latter was found histologically to show LAM. Despite the patient being asymptomatic and displaying normal lung function, a thoracic high resolution CT scan showed typical features of early LAM. This case further illustrates that LAM can have multisystem involvement, and demonstrates the importance of being aware of the diagnosis in cases presenting with extrapulmonary manifestation, in order that patients are diagnosed and managed appropriately.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/RESen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofRespirologyen_HK
dc.subjectDiagnosisen_HK
dc.subjectHigh resolution computed tomographyen_HK
dc.subjectLymphangioleiomyomatosisen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdnexal Diseases - complications - diagnosisen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshLymphangioleiomyomatosis - complications - diagnosisen_HK
dc.subject.meshRespiratory Function Testsen_HK
dc.subject.meshThigh - blood supplyen_HK
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computeden_HK
dc.subject.meshVenous Insufficiency - etiologyen_HK
dc.titleExtrapulmonary presentation of asymptomatic pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosisen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1323-7799&volume=8&issue=4&spage=544&epage=547&date=2003&atitle=Extrapulmonary+presentation+of+asymptomatic+pulmonary+lymphangioleiomyomatosisen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, MP:mwpik@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailIp, MS:msmip@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1440-1843.2003.00498.xen_HK
dc.identifier.pmid14708559-
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dc.identifier.volume8en_HK
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