The Journal of the Japanese Association for Chest Surgery
Online ISSN : 1881-4158
Print ISSN : 0919-0945
ISSN-L : 0919-0945
A case of Marfan syndrome with recurrent bilateral pneumothorax
Yoshitaka ItoMakoto OdaYasuhiko OtaTetsuhiko GoYoshio TsunezukaGo Watanabe
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2001 Volume 15 Issue 2 Pages 119-121


A case of bilateral recurrent pneumothrax in a patient with Marfan syndrome was reported. A 17-year-old male whose right pneumothorax had recurred twice during the past 3 years was admitted due to left pneumothorax complaining of chest pain and dyspnea. He was tall and thin with long tapered extremities, and echography revealed annulo-aortic ectasia. Air leakage continued inspite of left chest tube drainage followed by surgical treatment. Bullae were resected under VATS, and he was discharged 5 days later. Patients with Marfan syndrome should be observed carefully after operation because they frequently develop recurrent pneumothorax.

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