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March 20, 2002

Meningiomas in Women With Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2002;287(11):1397-1398. doi:10.1001/jama.287.11.1395

To the Editor: Dr Moss and colleagues1 found that among 250 women with lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) who received screening magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 8 were found to have meningiomas. Although Moss et al divided these 8 patients into 3 groups—normal neurologic findings (6 patients), "sensorimotor abnormalities" (1 patient), and "focal neurologic abnormality (1 patient)"—these clinical terms were not clearly described. It is uncertain whether these symptoms were related to the meningiomas or perhaps to some other cause. No imaging characteristics of the lesions were described, except that 2 patients had multiple meningiomas.