Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Quiz

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Respiratory medicine, Critical Care

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Respiratory medicine

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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is lymphangioleiomyomatosis?

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a result of abnormal growth of muscle cells, especially in the lungs and lymph system. It can lead to the formation of holes or cysts in the lung and block or rupture of lymph vessels causing lymph and fatty acid accumulation in the chest cavity. It's caused by gene mutations that make proteins which cannot regulate cell growth and movement in the body.

Symptoms of lymphangioleiomyomatosis

  • Chest pain

  • Cough

  • Phlegm

  • Chest pain when coughing or during deep breathing

  • Feeling breathless

  • Pain across my entire chest

  • Left-sided chest pain

  • Right sided chest pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for lymphangioleiomyomatosis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose lymphangioleiomyomatosis

  • Do you have any chest pain?

  • Do you have a cough?

  • Do you have phlegm?

  • Do you have a sharp chest pain when you cough or take a deep breath?

  • Are you breathless or having hard time breathing?

Treatment for lymphangioleiomyomatosis

There is no cure for lymphangioleiomyomatosis, but treatment can help ease symptoms, prevent complications and slow disease progression.

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Medically Reviewed By:

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Phillip Aguila, MD, MBA

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