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Lung Cysts as Indicator for Birt–Hogg–Dubé Syndrome

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In this case, we describe a patient with a history of recurrent pneumothorax. Based on CT-thorax and histopathology of the lung tissue, the Birt–Hogg–Dubé syndrome was suspected and confirmed after genetic testing. Recognizing this syndrome by pulmonologists and radiologists is very important, because the risk on developing of renal cell cancer is high.

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Johannesma, P.C., Thunnissen, E. & Postmus, P.E. Lung Cysts as Indicator for Birt–Hogg–Dubé Syndrome. Lung 192, 215–216 (2014).

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