Dissection and rupture of the left subclavian artery presenting as hemothorax in a patient with von Recklinghausen's disease.

Hemothorax is a rare and life-threatening complication of von Recklinghausen's disease. We present a case of a 48-year-old man with this disease who developed hemothorax caused by rupture of a left subclavian artery dissection. To our knowledge, the case presented here is the first to describe successful surgical management--graft replacement of the left subclavian artery--in hemothorax due to arterial dissection associated with von Recklinghausen's disease.
AuthorsKazunori Yoshida, Satoshi Tobe
JournalThe Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai zasshi (Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg) Vol. 53 Issue 2 Pg. 117-9 (Feb 2005) ISSN: 1344-4964 [Print] Japan
PMID15782577 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting (etiology)
  • Hemothorax (etiology)
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurofibromatosis 1 (complications)
  • Rupture, Spontaneous
  • Subclavian Artery

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