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Glossary for Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

  • Angiomyolipoma: A rare, benign growth that usually occurs in the kidney. It is usually asymptomatic unless it becomes large or starts bleeding. It is usually associated with tuberous sclerosis.
  • Chest conditions: Any condition affecting the chest
  • Chest pain: Pain in the chest area.
  • Collapsed lung: Deflation of all or part of one lung
  • Coughing blood: Blood in coughed up material.
  • Kidney Cancer: Cancer that forms in tissues of the kidneys
  • Lung cancer: Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. This growth may lead to metastasis, which is the invasion of adjacent tissue and infiltration beyond the lungs. Most lung tumors are malignant.
  • Lung conditions: Various conditions affecting the lungs or related airways.
  • Lymphatic system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the lymphatic system including lymph nodes and lymphatic circulation.
  • Medroxyprogesterone -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Medroxyprogesterone during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Pleural effusion: Fluid in the pleural spaces.
  • Pneumothorax: Air in the pleural spaces around the lungs.
  • Pulmonary fibrosis: A scarring condition that affects the lungs
  • Respiratory conditions: Any condition that affects the respiratory system
  • Shortness of breath: The feeling of being short of breath
  • Shortness of breath from exercise: Feeling short of breath from exercise or exertion
  • Tuberous sclerosis: A rare genetic disorder characterized by harmartomatous skin nodules, seizures, phakomata and bone lesions.


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