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Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia

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LIMA, Adma Silva de et al. Pulmonary lymphangiomatosis: a report of two cases. J. bras. pneumol. [online]. 2007, vol.33, n.2, pp.229-233. ISSN 1806-3713.

Lymphangiomatosis, a rare diseases of controversial origin, occurs in individuals of any age, regardless of gender, but is predominantly seen in younger individuals. It often presents with thoracic involvement, although, the bones, spleen and liver can also be affected. Histologically, the pulmonar involvement includes proliferation, complex anastomoses and secondary dilatation of the lymphatic vessels. Clinically, the presentation is variable. Although radiographic findings can be suggestive of the disease, the final diagnosis is made histologically. We report two cases of lymphangiomatosis, both in females: one was oligosymptomatic and is being treated for the disease; the other had a more progressive form, was diagnosed quite late and ultimately died of the disease.

Keywords : Lymphangioma; Lymphatic System; Pleural Effusion; Lymphatic Diseases; Lymphatic System [abnormalities]; Lung Diseases, Interstitial.

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