Incidental pleural-based pulmonary lymphangioma

Michael G. Benninghoff, William U. Todd, Rebecca Bascom

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Abstract

Adult benign thoracic lymphangiomas typically present as incidental mediastinal lesions, or, more rarely, as solitary pulmonary nodules. Symptomatic compression of vital structures may require lesion resection or sclerotherapy. In the present report, we describe the incidental finding of a solitary pleural-based pulmonary lymphangioma in a 38-year-old woman with chronic arm and shoulder pain. Positron emission tomography revealed that the lesion was highly fluorodeoxyglucose-avid. Biopsy exposed benign tissue consistent with lymphangioma. After continued radiographic tests, the lesion was determined to be an unlikely source of the patient's chronic pain. The present report is, to our knowledge, the first published case of solitary pleural-based pulmonary lymphangioma in the medical literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-528
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Osteopathic Association
Volume108
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

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Lymphangioma
Lung
Chronic Pain
Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
Shoulder Pain
Sclerotherapy
Incidental Findings
Positron-Emission Tomography
Thorax
Biopsy

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  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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Benninghoff, Michael G. ; Todd, William U. ; Bascom, Rebecca. / Incidental pleural-based pulmonary lymphangioma. In: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 2008 ; Vol. 108, No. 9. pp. 525-528.
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Incidental pleural-based pulmonary lymphangioma. / Benninghoff, Michael G.; Todd, William U.; Bascom, Rebecca.

In: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Vol. 108, No. 9, 01.09.2008, p. 525-528.

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