Bullous lung disease and neurofibromatosis type-1

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2012.159

Authors

  • E. Nardecchia | nicola.rotolo@uninsubria.it Department of Surgical and Morphological Sciences, Thoracic Surgery Unit, Varese University Hospital, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.
  • L. Perfetti Respiratory Unit, Varese University Hospital, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.
  • M. Castiglioni Department of Surgical and Morphological Sciences, Thoracic Surgery Unit, Varese University Hospital, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.
  • D. Di Natale Department of Surgical and Morphological Sciences, Thoracic Surgery Unit, Varese University Hospital, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.
  • A. Imperatori Department of Surgical and Morphological Sciences, Thoracic Surgery Unit, Varese University Hospital, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.
  • N. Rotolo Department of Surgical and Morphological Sciences, Thoracic Surgery Unit, Varese University Hospital, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.

Abstract

Lung interstitial diseases and bullae are described as possible complications of neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF-1), a genetic disorder inherited as a autosomal-dominant trait. We report the case of a 16-year-old male non-smoker with NF-1, who presented with pneumothorax caused by ruptured lung bullae. The case of this young patient, successfully treated by video-assisted thoracoscopic resection of bullae, supports the concept that pulmonary alterations may be part of the NF-1 syndrome, rather than as an unrelated complication.

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2015-12-03
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Keywords:
Neurofibromatosis, Pneumothorax, Emphysema, Lung bullae
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Nardecchia, E., L. Perfetti, M. Castiglioni, D. Di Natale, A. Imperatori, and N. Rotolo. 2015. “Bullous Lung Disease and Neurofibromatosis Type-1”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 77 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2012.159.

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