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Spontaneous Pneumothorax in a Patient with Marfanoid Habitus

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Basnayake Mudiyanselage Duminda Bandara Basnayake ,

Teaching Hospital Kandy, Sri Lanka, LK
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Registrar in Medicine
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Thamara Kannangara,

Teaching Hospital Kandy, Sri Lanka, LK
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Consultant Physician
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Rakitha Laknath Welagedara

Teaching Hospital Kandy, Sri Lanka, LK
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Senior Registrar in Medicine
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Abstract

A 39-year-old smoker with Marfanoid habitus presented with sudden onset shortness of breath.  The diagnosis of right-sided primary spontaneous pneumothorax was made. It was successfully managed by drainage with inter costal tube. Presence of Marfanoid phenotype and smoking will increase the risk of spontaneous pneumothorax.
DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/amj.v10i1.7600
How to Cite: Basnayake, B.M.D.B., Kannangara, T. & Welagedara, R.L., (2016). Spontaneous Pneumothorax in a Patient with Marfanoid Habitus. Anuradhapura Medical Journal. 10(1), pp.17–20. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/amj.v10i1.7600
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Published on 01 Sep 2016.
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