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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 254-256

Near-fatal presentation of bilateral pneumothorax in cutis laxa patient: Case report, and review of the literature


1 Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Waseem M Hajjar
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, P. O. Box 7805, Riyadh 11472
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/atm.ATM_402_17

PMID: 30416599

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Cutis laxa (CL) is a rare connective tissue disease characterized by a loose, wrinkled, and inelastic skin. Here, we report an unusual presentation in a 15-year-old male patient who is a known patient of CL who presented with bilateral pneumothorax. He was successfully managed initially by chest tube insertion and then he was treated surgically with bilateral staged thoracoscopy, apical bullectomy, and pleurodesis with full uneventful recovery.


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