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Café-au-lait macules: occasional fatal sequels of benign pigmented lesions.
Acta Dermatovenerol Croat. 2008; 16(2):79-82.AD

Abstract

We report a case of sudden death in a 28-year-old male diagnosed with neurofibromatosis at the age of 6 years. The patient had multiple café-au-lait spots which, although being benign, were an ominous sign in this context. The immediate cause of death was intrathoracic neurofibroma causing compression that led to fracture of the thoracic vertebrae and laceration of the aorta with massive hemothorax.

Authors+Show Affiliations

S. Patología Celular, Clínica Ponferrada, Avenida de Galicia 124400, Ponferrada, Spain. afernandezflores@clinicaponferrada.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18541103

Citation

Fernandez-Flores, Angel, et al. "Café-au-lait Macules: Occasional Fatal Sequels of Benign Pigmented Lesions." Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica : ADC, vol. 16, no. 2, 2008, pp. 79-82.
Fernandez-Flores A, Orduña O, Aguirrezabal M. Café-au-lait macules: occasional fatal sequels of benign pigmented lesions. Acta Dermatovenerol Croat. 2008;16(2):79-82.
Fernandez-Flores, A., Orduña, O., & Aguirrezabal, M. (2008). Café-au-lait macules: occasional fatal sequels of benign pigmented lesions. Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica : ADC, 16(2), 79-82.
Fernandez-Flores A, Orduña O, Aguirrezabal M. Café-au-lait Macules: Occasional Fatal Sequels of Benign Pigmented Lesions. Acta Dermatovenerol Croat. 2008;16(2):79-82. PubMed PMID: 18541103.
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