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Spontaneous hemothorax caused by a ruptured intercostal artery aneurysm in von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis.
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PMID:  15909069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aneurysms arising from an intercostal artery are very rare vascular malformations in von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis, which often have a silent clinical presentation and are difficult to diagnose before rupture. We report a case of von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis with massive hemothroax caused by spontaneous rupture of an intercostal artery aneurysm in a 29-year-old man. The diagnosis was eventually confirmed by percutaneous angiography and treated with endovascular embolization. During a 10-month follow-up period, the patient had a satisfactory recovery. This case illustrates that angiography and possible endovascular embolization should be the first strategy in managing hemothorax in patients with von Recklinghausen's disease.
Wei-Chou Chang; Hsian-He Hsu; Hung Chang; Cheng-Yu Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi     Volume:  104     ISSN:  0929-6646     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Formos. Med. Assoc.     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-23     Completed Date:  2006-08-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214933     Medline TA:  J Formos Med Assoc     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  286-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Tri-Service General Hospital and National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Ruptured / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy
Hemothorax / etiology*
Neurofibromatosis 1 / complications*
Thoracic Arteries*

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