Imaging of thoracic lymphatic diseases

Siva P. Raman, Sudhakar N.J. Pipavath, Ganesh Raghu, Rodney A. Schmidt, J. David Godwin

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OBJECTIVE. This review will focus on radiographic description of lymphangiomas, lymphangiohemangiomas, pulmonary lymphangiomatosis, lymphangiectasis, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, lymphatic dysplasia, and traumatic lymphatic injury. CONCLUSION. Diseases of the thoracic lymphatic system have a wide variety of unique radiographic manifestations, all of which can be explained by the underlying pathophysiology and relationship to the normal distribution of lymphatics in the chest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1504-1513
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009


  • Kaposi sarcoma
  • Lymphangiectasis
  • Lymphangiohemangioma
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
  • Lymphangioma
  • Lymphatic dysplasia
  • Pulmonary lymphangiomatosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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