Utility of fine-needle aspiration in the diagnosis of recurrent pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis: a case report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis (PLAM) is a rare disease of undetermined cause that almost exclusively occurs in women of child-bearing age and is characterized by distinct clinical, radiologic, and pathologic findings. PLAM is usually fatal unless treated with hormonal manipulation or lung transplantation. Primary diagnosis usually requires open lung biopsy to demonstrate the characteristic hamartomatous smooth muscle proliferation. To date, cytologic diagnosis of LAM has been limited to an ancillary role. Herein, we report the diagnosis of this neoplasm in a recurrence in an abdominal lymph node using fine-needle aspiration.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ackley, CD; Heineman, L; Dodd, LG

Published Date

  • December 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 458 - 461

PubMed ID

  • 9839138

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 8755-1039

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/(sici)1097-0339(199812)19:6<458::aid-dc11>3.0.co;2-g


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States