Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: Computed Tomography–guided Tru-cut Biopsy of a Retroperitoneal Mass

R Lee, KSH Tung, WK Tso, FL Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2002;5:190-2

A patient with lymphangioleiomyomatosis with an unusual presentation mimicking ovarian cancer is described. Computed tomography-guided tru-cut biopsy of the retroperitoneal lymph node established the histological diagnosis. Concomitant computed tomography-guided fine needle aspiration only revealed a large number of small-sized lymphocytes. Tru-cut biopsy of the retroperitoneal lymph node is an alternative to open lung biopsy for patients with lymphangioleiomyomatosis with pulmonary disease and retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy.