Definition: A disease characterized by the progressive invasion of SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS into the LYMPHATIC VESSELS, and the BLOOD VESSELS. The majority of the cases occur in the LUNGS of women of child-bearing age, eventually blocking the flow of air, blood, and lymph. The common symptom is shortness of breath (DYSPNEA).
differentiate from LYMPHANGIOMYOMA; coordinate IM with precoordinated organ/neoplasm terms (IM) if relevant
Other names Lymphangiomyomatoses; Lymphangioleiomyomatoses; Lymphangiomyomatosis
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