Recurrent rupture of intercostal artery aneurysms in neurofibromatosis type 1.

@article{Misao2012RecurrentRO,
  title={Recurrent rupture of intercostal artery aneurysms in neurofibromatosis type 1.},
  author={Takahiko Misao and Takeshi Yoshikawa and Motoi Aoe and Yutaka Ueda and Mitsuko Yodoya and Jun Sakurai},
  journal={General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={179-82}
}
Vasculopathy associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) can cause a spontaneous hemothorax, which is an uncommon but life-threatening complication of the disease. We report a case of recurrent rupture of intercostal artery aneurysms in an NF-1 patient. A 40-year-old man with NF-1 suffered from a right spontaneous hemothorax. The bleeding source was not identified by dynamic contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT), so he was initially treated by conservative therapy. However, repeated… CONTINUE READING
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