Lung

LAM (Lymphangioleiomyomatosis)

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare lung disease characterized by an unusual type of muscle cell that invades the tissue of the lungs, including the airways, and blood and lymph vessels. Over time, these muscle cells form into bundles and grow into the walls of the airways, and blood and lymph vessels, causing them to become obstructed.

Over time, the muscle cells block the flow of air, blood, and lymph to and from the lungs, preventing the lungs from providing oxygen to the rest of the body. The cause of LAM is unknown.

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