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A new presentation of angiopathy in neurofibromatosis type 1

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 March 2006

Simon Lloyd
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, UK.
Hesham Saleh
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, UK.
Victoria Goh
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, UK.
Rowena Ryan
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, UK.

Abstract

Neurofibromatosis is a genetic condition characterized by localized over-growth of mesodermal and ectodermal tissues. Neurofibromatosis type 1 is characterized by cutaneous and skeletal abnormalities. Angiopathy is rare. We describe a new presentation of angiopathy in neurofibromatosis type 1. The patient presented with extensive bruising of the right side of her neck together with intra-oral and pharyngeal submucosal haemorrhage. Radiological investigation confirmed that an aneurysm of the right ascending pharyngeal artery had ruptured. This was successfully embolized without complication.

Type
Research Article
Copyright
Royal Society of Medicine Press Limited 2000

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