• Medicine
  • Published in La Revue de medecine interne 2008

[Recurrent pneumothorax revealing a tuberous sclerosis complex].

  title={[Recurrent pneumothorax revealing a tuberous sclerosis complex].},
  author={M Nassaf and Hicham Afif and Abdelaziz Aichane and M. Ridai and A. Souabny and Noha El Ouafi and Z. Bouayad},
  journal={La Revue de medecine interne},
  volume={29 3},
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant phacomatosis. We report a 29-year-old woman who presented with recurrent pneumothorax in whom the diagnosis of TSC relied on the existence of family history (child with cardiac rhabdomyome), skin lesions, pulmonary lymphangiomyomatosis, hepatic lipomas, renal angiomyolipomas, uterine myomas and cerebral lesions on MRI. The diagnostic of TSC might be difficult as it could mimic pulmonary lymphangiomyomatosis.