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Spontaneous Hemorrhage within the Neck of a Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Patient.
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PMID:  21719228     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous arterial bleeding in patients with type 1 neurofibromatosis is uncommon. It can be fatal if not recognized and treated in a timely manner. OBJECTIVES: Diagnose and treat an uncommon complication in type 1 neurofibromatosis. CASE REPORT: We report a patient with type 1 neurofibromatosis who bled spontaneously from a pseudoaneurysm arising from a branch of the left thyrocervical artery. The patient was successfully treated with endovascular therapy. CONCLUSION: Due to the high fragility of involved vessels in patients with type 1 neurofibromatosis, emergent angiography and endovascular therapy should be undertaken without delay, regardless of the presence or absence of contrast extravasation on computed tomography scan.
Authors:
Min Chen Hung; Eric Yang; Ying C Huang; Ruey-Sheng Chang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency Medicine, Chiayi Christian Hospital, Chiayi City, Taiwan.
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