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Recurrent Spontaneous Pneumothoraces Associated With Juvenile Polymyositis*

Masaaki Sato, MD; Toru Bando, MD, PhD; Seiki Hasegawa, MD, PhD, FCCP; Masanori Kitaichi, MD, PhD; Hiromi Wada, MD, PhD
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*From the Departments of Thoracic Surgery (Drs. Sato, Bando, Hasegawa, and Wada) and Pathology (Dr. Kitaichi), Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

Correspondence to: Hiromi Wada, MD, PhD, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto University, Shogoin Kawara-cho 53, Sakyuo-ku, Kyoto 6068397, Japan; e-mail: wada@frontier.kyoto-u.ac.jp



Chest. 2000;118(5):1509-1511. doi:10.1378/chest.118.5.1509
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A 17-year-old man, who had received a diagnosis of juvenile polymyositis (PM) at the age of 1 year, developed recurrent spontaneous pneumothoraces and underwent surgical treatment by means of video-assisted thoracic surgery. Intraoperative observation and microscopic studies demonstrated numerous bleb-like lesions below the visceral pleura. To our knowledge, this is the first article that describes a case of spontaneous pneumothorax associated with PM. Our observation should lead to broadening of the spectrum of pleuropulmonary manifestations of PM.

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