Endovascular Treatment of Spontaneous Hemothorax in Patient with Neurofibromatosis Type I

Authors: V. Chovanec 1;  M. Lojík 1;  V. Koblížek 2;  J. Vojáček 3;  J. Ruta 2;  O. Renc 1
Authors‘ workplace: Radiologická klinika LF UK FN, Hradec Králové, přednosta prof. MUDr. P. Eliáš, CSc. 1;  Plicní klinika LF UK FN, Hradec Králové, přednosta doc. MUDr. F. Salajka, CSc. 2;  Kardiochirurgická klinika LF UK FN, Hradec Králové, přednosta doc. MUDr. J. Harrer, CSc. 3
Published in: Rozhl. Chir., 2009, roč. 88, č. 11, s. 615-619.
Category: Monothematic special - Original


Authors present possibility of endovascular treatment of spontaneous hemothorax in the patient with neurofibromatosis type I. CT angiography was crucial in diagnostic algorithm because revealed false aneurysm of the thyreocervical artery. This artery was embolised with acrylic glue. The patient has been without signs of recurrent bleeding.

Key words:
neurofibromatosis – spontaneous hemothorax – embolization


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