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We report a case of coronary angioplasty balloon rupture and catheter fracture within a calcified lesion, requiring emergency coronary bypass surgery. The entrapped catheter could not be removed at surgery. This case re-emphasizes the hazards associated with angioplasty of calcified lesions.
Intrathoracic extramedullary haematopoiesis is a rare condition. Involvement of the spinal epidural space with haematopoietic tissue is rather unusual. A 31-year-old-man with a known diagnosis of beta-thalassaemia was referred with focal back pain. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed diffuse bone-marrow changes, thoracic paraspinal masses and lobulated(More)
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