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Cervical lung herniation
  1. Giorgia Bottaro1,
  2. Paolo Tomà2,
  3. Marco Masci1,
  4. Ippolita Rana3,
  5. Paola Sabrina Buonuomo3,
  6. Marina Macchiaiolo3
  1. 1 University Department of Paediatrics, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, “Tor Vergata” University, Rome, Italy
  2. 2 Department of Radiology, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Rome, Italy
  3. 3 Rare Diseases and Clinical Genetics Unit, University Department of Paediatrics, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Rome, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Marina Macchiaiolo, Rare Diseases and Clinical Genetics Unit, University Department of Paediatrics, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Piazza S. Onofrio 4, Rome 00165, Italy; marina.macchiaiolo{at}opbg.net

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A 7-year-old boy with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RTS) was referred with 20-day history of coughing fits.

On arrival he looked well. He had characteristic facial features (arched eyebrows, long eyelashes, oblique eye rims down, hooked nose, prominent columella down, arched palate and micrognathia), psychomotor delay and ligamentous and joint laxity compatible with the underlying condition. Chest auscultatory finding was negative, no signs of dyspnoea or swallowing problems were detected. …

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