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Association of Pulmonary Cysts and Nodules in a Young Female Patient

Olívia Meira Dias, MD; Ellen Caroline Toledo do Nascimento, MD, PhD; Carlos Roberto Ribeiro Carvalho, MD, PhD; Mariana Sponholz Araujo, MD, PhD; Carolina Salim Gonçalves Freitas, MD; Ronaldo Adib Kairalla, MD, PhD; Marisa Dolhnikoff, MD, PhD; Bruno Guedes Baldi, MD, PhD
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CORRESPONDENCE TO: Bruno Guedes Baldi, MD, PhD, Dr Eneas de Carvalho Aguiar Ave, 44, 5th floor, São Paulo 05403-900, Brazil


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(6):e183-e190. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.652
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A 27-year-old female patient was referred to our outpatient clinic with a 1-year history of shortness of breath when walking fast on level ground or when climbing stairs. Symptoms worsened after a second episode of spontaneous left pneumothorax, when a chest tube was placed in another hospital for complete lung expansion. During this hospitalization, an open lung biopsy was performed. There was no history of rhinorrhea, nasal congestion, cough, hemoptysis, wheezing, or expectoration.

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