Tobacco Prevention and Control Research Center, NRITLD, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran,
Tracheal Diseases Research Center, NRITLD, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Mediastinal cavernous lymphangioma is a rare mediastinal lesion and its association with lupus erythematosus has not yet been reported in the literature. We present a 25 year-old female with lupus erythematosus who had bilateral massive refractory and recurrent pleural effusion as well as ascites for a long period of time. During surgery, a huge multicystic lesion with a thick wall, covering the entire parietal and visceral pleura was found, which was subsequently proven to be a cystic cavernous lymphangioma.