Spontaneous massive haemothorax in von Recklinghausen's disease.

  title={Spontaneous massive haemothorax in von Recklinghausen's disease.},
  author={A. J. Larrieu and Stanley A Hashimoto and Penny Allen},
  volume={37 2},
Spontaneous massive intrathoracic bleeding is infrequent and usually secondary to pulmonary infarction, arteriovenous fistula, neoplasm, ruptured aortic aneurysm, rupture of pleural adhesions, and, rarely, endometriosis of the pleura.1 We wish to document another cause of spontaneous massive haemothorax in a patient with disseminated neurofibromatosis (von Recklinghausen's disease). Bleedingwas from a vascular Schwannoma in the right posterior mediastinum. There is only one other published… CONTINUE READING