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Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome: identifying patients at risk of renal cell carcinoma, pulmonary cysts and pneumothoraces
  1. Stephanie Menzies1,
  2. Aurelie Fabre2,
  3. Aoife Lally1
  1. 1Department of Dermatology, St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 2Department of Histopathology, St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Stephanie Menzies, menziess{at}

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A 42-year-old woman attended the dermatology outpatient department (OPD), with a 2–3 year history of multiple firm flesh-coloured papules localised to her cheeks, periauricular and auricular area (figures 1 and 2). These lesions developed when the patient was in her late 30s. They were asymptomatic. She also had multiple fibroepithelial polyps (skin tags). She had a family history of similar skin lesions (2 sisters and her father). Her medical history was significant for …

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