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Metastatic endometrial stromal sarcoma masquerading as pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis.
  1. R Mahadeva,
  2. S Stewart,
  3. J Wallwork
  1. Department of Chest Medicine, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK.


    A 39 year old female presented with bilateral pneumothoraces and interstitial shadowing on chest x ray. A diagnosis of lymphangioleiomyomatosis was made following an open lung biopsy. Over the next eight years she developed respiratory failure leading to single lung transplantation but she died in the immediate postoperative period. Necropsy examination and review of the previous open lung biopsy revealed multiple pulmonary metastases from a low grade endometrial stromal sarcoma of the uterus. This case high-lights the importance of an accurate diagnosis before transplantation.

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