Primary spontaneous pneumothorax in conjunction with Marfan syndrome

Yannan J. Wang, Elsio Negron-Rubio, Jayanth H. Keshavamurthy, William B. Bates

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A 25-year-old man with a history of Marfan syndrome, asthma and smoking presented with worsening dyspnoea and right-sided chest pain worsened with deep breathing after a fall 2 days prior. Diagnostic imaging revealed a spontaneous right-sided pneumothorax due to ruptured subpleural bullae in the apex of the right lung. Smaller subpleural bullae were also noted in the apex of the left lung. A chest tube was placed to reduce the right pneumothorax successfully.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number222354
JournalBMJ Case Reports
StatePublished - Feb 27 2018


  • genetics
  • radiology

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  • Medicine(all)


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