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Jornal Vascular Brasileiro

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NASSER, Felipe et al. Spontaneous lumbar artery bleeding in patient with Von Recklinghausen’s disease: endovascular treatment. J. vasc. bras. [online]. 2008, vol.7, n.4, pp.389-392. ISSN 1677-5449.

Retroperitoneal bleeding is mainly due to traumatic events with a high amount of kinetic energy, with few reported cases of spontaneous events in the literature. We report on a case of a pregnant woman with Von Recklinghausen"s disease and bulky retroperitoneal hematoma diagnosed during cesarean delivery secondary to spontaneous lumbar artery rupture. Von Recklinghausen"s disease has well-described vascular manifestations, mainly characterized by stenoses related to intramural tumors (Schwann cell proliferation) and rarely asymptomatic aneurysmal dilatations. In this case, aortography was performed with successful selective catheterization and embolization of the bleeding artery.

Keywords : Hematoma; von Recklinghausen"s disease; artery; therapeutic embolization.

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