Pulmonary lymphangioma

Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Jan;85(1):336-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.07.033.


We report on the very rare case of a 49-year-old man with a large solitary pulmonary lymphangioma. Rapid growth of the tumor led to dyspnea and pain. A chest roentgenogram and computed tomography scan revealed a large 18 x 12-cm space-occupying cystic lesion in the posterior mediastinum. The tumor was resected by lateral thoracotomy. Histopathology revealed a pulmonary cystic lymphangioma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Lung Neoplasms / surgery
  • Lymphangioma, Cystic / diagnosis*
  • Lymphangioma, Cystic / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pneumonectomy / methods
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Rare Diseases
  • Risk Assessment
  • Thoracotomy / methods
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome