Pneumothorax and Birt–Hogg–Dube syndrome: diagnostic and therapeutic aspects

Respiratory Medicine, Thoracic Surgery
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2007.0006
7
18-20
Pneumothorax and Birt–Hogg–Dube syndrome: diagnostic and therapeutic aspects

We report a case of spontaneous recurrent pneumothorax in a 32-year-old male with a family history of Birt–Hogg–Dube syndrome. Specific aspects of the surgical treatment for a pneumothorax within this particular setting are discussed as well as the potential underdiagnosis of this complex genodermatosis. The literature linking the syndrome to spontaneous pneumothorax is reviewed.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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