General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 60, Issue 9, pp 587–589

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

  • Rayees Ahmad Dar
  • Sabiya Hamid Wani
  • Majid Mushtaque
  • Reyaz Ahmad Kasana
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s11748-012-0047-x

Cite this article as:
Dar, R.A., Wani, S.H., Mushtaque, M. et al. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2012) 60: 587. doi:10.1007/s11748-012-0047-x

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.

Keywords

Ehler–Danlos syndrome Spontaneous Recurrent Hemo-pneumothorax 

Copyright information

© The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rayees Ahmad Dar
    • 1
  • Sabiya Hamid Wani
    • 2
  • Majid Mushtaque
    • 1
  • Reyaz Ahmad Kasana
    • 1
  1. 1.General and Minimal Invasive SurgerySheri Kashmir Institute of Medical SciencesSrinagarIndia
  2. 2.General SurgeryGovt. Medical CollegeSrinagarIndia

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