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Spontaneous haemothorax: a cause of sudden death in von Recklinghausen's disease.
  1. A. P. Griffiths,
  2. J. White,
  3. A. Dawson
  1. Department of Histopathology, Morriston Hospital NHS Trust, Swansea, UK.


    Vasculopathy is a relatively frequent but poorly recognised manifestation of von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis. One of its more dramatic presentations is as spontaneous haemothorax. Clinicians and pathologists should be aware of this syndrome as a cause of sudden death in patients with neurofibromatosis.

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