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Incidental radiological finding of a renal tumour leading to the diagnosis of birt-hogg-dube syndrome

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M Schreuer ,

Department of Radiology UZ Gent Department of Radiology AZ Sint-Lucas Hospital Gent
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M Lemmerling,

Department of Radiology AZ Sint-Lucas Hospital Gent
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W Pauwels,

Department of Gastroenterology AZ Sint-Lucas Hospital Gent, Belgium
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D Dewilde,

Department of Gastroenterology AZ Sint-Lucas Hospital Gent, Belgium
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C Heyse,

Department of Radiology UZ Gent Department of Radiology AZ Sint-Lucas Hospital Gent
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K L Verstraete

Department of Radiology UZ Gent
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Abstract

Birt-Hogg-Dubé (BHD) syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant condition characterised by benign tumours of the hair follicle, renal cancer, pulmonary cysts and spontaneous pneumothorax. We report the diagnosis of a BHD syndrome achieved after incidental radiological finding of a renal tumour in a 24-year old man. The patient also displayed recurrent pneumothoraces and showed to have cysts in the basis of both lungs. The association of recurrent pneumo - thoraces and renal neoplastic disease should alert for the possible presence of this syndrome.

Keywords: Oncocytoma
How to Cite: Schreuer M, Lemmerling M, Pauwels W, Dewilde D, Heyse C, Verstraete KL. Incidental radiological finding of a renal tumour leading to the diagnosis of birt-hogg-dube syndrome. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2011;94(1):29–31. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.482
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Published on 09 Jan 2011.
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