lymphangitis carcinomatosa

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lym·phan·gi·tis car·ci·no·ma·to·'sa

extensive lymphatic permeation by tumor cells, with surrounding fibrosis, producing visible or palpable cords, especially in pleura or skin overlying a carcinoma.
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The presence of cytokeratin-positive carcinomatous emboli and the marked pulmonary arterial and arteriolar intimal fibrocellular proliferation distinguish PTTM from other pathologic entities that could also cause pulmonary hypertension, including paraneoplastic thromboembolism, angiotrophic lymphoma, lymphangitis carcinomatosa, epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, and intravascular bronchioloalveolar tumor of the lung.