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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.

    Abstract

    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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