Lymphangiomatosis: clinical overview

Lymphat Res Biol. 2011;9(4):185-90. doi: 10.1089/lrb.2011.0020.


"Lymphangiomatosis" is a general term for excessive growth of aberrant lymphatic vessels. The impact of lymphangiomatosis can be devastating due to osteolysis and/or multi-organ involvement. The disorders are heterogeneous, and treatment is dependent upon disease location and symptoms. Most reports are single cases or small case series, predominantly in the orthopedic and radiologic literature. Basic research focused on lymphatic disorders may translate into new therapies for these disorders.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis / therapy
  • Lymphatic Vessels*
  • Lymphoproliferative Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Lymphoproliferative Disorders / therapy*