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.