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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.
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
Published on 01 Sep 2016.
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