Bullous lung disease and neurofibromatosis type-1

Submitted: December 3, 2015
Accepted: December 3, 2015
Published: December 3, 2015
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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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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.