A Japanese family with multiple lung cysts and recurrent pneumothorax: a possibility of Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome.


We herein report a Japanese family lineage, possibly demonstrating Birt-Hogg-Dubé (BHD) syndrome. A 29-year-old nonsmoking woman was admitted to our hospital due to spontaneous pneumothorax. A chest CT showed multiple lung cysts, and breast cancer was simultaneously detected that needed priority surgical treatment. In the family history, the patient's… (More)

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