, Volume 60, Issue 9, pp 587-589
Date: 19 May 2012

Spontaneous hemo-pneumothorax in a patient with Ehlers–Danlos syndrome

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Abstract

Spontaneous hemo-pneumothorax is one of the pulmonary complications of connective tissue disorders such as Ehlers–Danlos syndrome (EDS). Most thoracic surgeons overlook this fact and they consider it as primary. In the following report, we describe a unique case of spontaneous recurrent hemo-pneumothorax in a young patient with undiagnosed EDS. The aim of this presentation is to raise a high index of suspicion of every thoracic surgeon to include in his differential diagnosis, the connective tissue disorders in any case of spontaneous hemo-pneumothorax.