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Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare lung disease that almost exclusively affects women of childbearing age. It is characterized by abnormal cell growth in the lung tissue, including the airways, and lymph and blood vessels.

Due to similarity in symptoms, some professionals believe that LAM may be an incomplete or unusual form of Tuberous Sclerosis.
  • eMedicine Radiology: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

    Article by Ali Islam, MD relates background, pathophysiology, prevalence, imaging methods, and follow-up.

  • The LAM Foundation

    Describes the organization mission and history. Includes patient liaison network, news and events, resources, and online communities.

  • MedGenMed: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

    Furnishes introduction, epidemiology, genetic and molecular bases, presentation, evaluation, and diagnostic approach. From Francis X. McCormack, MD.

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