Case Report

Recurrent Bilateral Spontaneous Pneumothoraces Associated With Pulmonary Angiocentric Immunoproliferative Lesion

Authors: MAJ, MICHAEL J. MORRIS MAJ, MARK D. PEACOCK LTC, WILLIAM C. LLOYD III LTC, JAMES E. JOHNSON MC, USA

Abstract

ABSTRACT:A 28-year-old man had a left pneumothorax and diffuse reticulonodular infiltrates. He subsequently had a right pneumothorax and manifested bilateral recurrences after treatment of the initial pneumothoraces. Pulmonary angiocentric immunoproliferative lesion was diagnosed by open lung biopsy. Treatment with combination chemotherapy improved the infiltrates, but failed to prevent another pneumothorax. Etiologic considerations for the recurrent pneumothoraces are proposed.

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