A 16-year-old boy with Marfan's syndrome was admitted with progressive dyspnea due to a large spontaneous pneumothorax. Bullous pulmonary dysplasia was confirmed and pleural tube drainage did not affect the air leak. Complete recovery required surgical resection of the bulla responsible for the ongoing air leak. This case report highlights the issue of management for severe spontaneous pneumothorax in general, showing that the choice of treatment should not depend on the presence of pulmonary bullous dysplasia but on the clinical evaluation of the individual patient. © 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel.
|Numero di pagine||4|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2001|
- Marfan's syndrome
- Pulmonary bullous dysplasia
- Spontaneous pneumothorax