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Table 1. Management considerations in patients with Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome.

SiteRecommendation
KidneySurveillance beginning at age 20. Interval and technique (computed tomography, ultrasound, or magnetic resonance imaging) to be individualized.
SkinAnnual dermatologic examination.
LungFor asymptomatic patients, an initial baseline high resolution chest computated tomography with follow-up study every 3 to 5 years. For patients with symptoms a follow-up should be individualized.
In patients undergoing surgery of any kind, the anesthesiologist should be aware of the potential for pneumothoraces.

From: Birt-Hogg-Dubé Syndrome

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