Journal of Hong Kong College of Radiologists

Volume 5 Number 3, 2002

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: Computed Tomography-guided Tru-cut Biopsy of a Retroperitoneal Mass

R Lee, KSH Tung, WK Tso, FL Chan
Department of Radiology, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong

A patient with lymphangioleiomyomatosis with an unusual presentation mimicking ovarian cancer is described. Computed tomography-guided tru-cut biopsy of the retroperitoneal lymph node established the histological diagnosis. Concomitant computed tomography-guided fine needle aspiration only revealed a large number of small-sized lymphocytes. Tru-cut biopsy of the retroperitoneal lymph node is an alternative to open lung biopsy for patients with lymphangioleiomyomatosis with pulmonary disease and retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy. (J HK Coll Radiol 2002;5:190-192)

Key Words: Adnexal and skin appendage neoplasms, Biopsy, Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, Retroperitoneal neoplasms

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