Clinical history

Case 50

A 38-year-old woman was admitted at the emergency department with complaints of right chest pain and sudden dyspnea.
A chest X-ray was obtained.

Radiological findings


Radiological findings


CT images


CT findings


Extra Examinations


No additional examinations.

Final diagnosis


Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare cystic idiopathic disease affecting women in child-bearing age. It can result in respiratory failure.
Findings of multiple, small, diffusely distributed cysts are virtually pathognomonic for LAM.
Typical radiographic findings of reticular interstitial lung disease, recurrent pneumothoraces, and recurrent chylous effusions have been described.

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