Korean J Radiol.  2002 Jun;3(2):130-132. 10.3348/kjr.2002.3.2.130.

Mediastinal Lymphangioma and Chylothorax: Thoracic Involvement of Gorham's Disease

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea. jmgoo@plaza.snu.ac.kr
  • 2Institute of Radiation Medicine, SNUMRC, Korea.
  • 3Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, Korea.

Abstract

We report a case of mediastinal lymphangioma associated with Gorham's disease in a 38-year-old man who had suffered recurrent clavicular fractures during a seven-year period. Mediastinal widening associated with osteolysis of the clavicles and the sternal manubrium was revealed by chest radiography, while computed tomography demonstrated a cystic anterior mediastinal mass infiltrating mediastinal fat and associated with osseous destruction of the clavicles and manubrium. Chylothorax recurred during the course of the disease.

Keyword

Computed tomography (CT); Lymphangioma; Mediastinum

MeSH Terms

Adult
Case Report
Chylothorax/*complications
Human
Lymphangioma/*complications/radiography
Male
Mediastinal Neoplasms/*complications/radiography
Osteolysis, Essential/*complications/pathology/radiography
Thoracic Vertebrae/*pathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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