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Bilateral trapped lung with concomitant Wermer's syndrome and cutis laxa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19012220     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a rare occurrence of trapped lung associated with Wermer's syndrome and cutis laxa. A 25-year-old man with bilateral trapped lung presented with respiratory distress. Additional investigation revealed adenoma of the parathyroid and hypophysis, a neuroendocrine abdominal tumor, and cutis laxa. Successful treatment of the respiratory symptoms was achieved through a median sternotomy with bilateral decortication, and excision of the bilateral fibrous pleural bands and bullae on the right upper lobe. Octreotide therapy was initiated and a percutaneous ultrasound-guided alcohol injection to the parathyroid adenoma was done. The patient has gynecomastia, acromegaly, and kyphoscoliosis. The patient remains well at 19 months after treatment.
D Kilic; A Findikcioglu; E Sahin; A Bilen; O Bakiner; A Hatipoglu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0171-6425     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-17     Completed Date:  2009-02-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  496-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Adana Teaching and Medical Research Center, Adana, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cutis Laxa / complications*
Lung / pathology*
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 / complications*,  pathology

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