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Case 9

John Stradling, Andrew Stanton, Najib Rahman, Annabel Nickol and Helen Davies

in Oxford Case Histories in Respiratory Medicine

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199556373
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753299 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199556373.003.09

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 9

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An 18-year-old student had bilateral pneumothoraces, which had not resolved with simple aspiration and chest drain insertion. She therefore underwent bilateral pleurectomy, during which it was observed she had multiple small cysts over the surfaces of her lungs. She made a good recovery, although was left with a chronic left pneumothorax. Histology of a lung biopsy at the time of surgery is shown in Fig. 9.1, and her CXR and CT chest in Fig. 9.2a and b. She had never smoked, and her only past medical history was of a renal angiomyolipoma, for which she underwent a left nephrectomy aged 13.

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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