Type 1 neurofibromatosis and pulmonary hypertension: a report of two cases and a review
- Department of Cardiology, Cardio-thoracic Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
- Correspondence to Dr Shyam S Kothari, Professor (cardiology), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029, India;
Contributors AM, SM and SSK were involved in the patient care and contributed intellectually in writing this manuscript.
- Accepted 19 January 2012
Pulmonary hypertension in type 1 neurofibromatosis is not well known and was previously attributed to diffuse fibrosing alveolitis and parenchymal tumours. More recently, cases of severe pulmonary hypertension due to pulmonary vasculopathy have been described. Involvement of vascular beds, both large and medium calibre vessels, but not pulmonary vasculature, in type 1 neurofibromatosis is well known. The authors describe two such cases and briefly review the literature. Pulmonary arterial hypertension in neurofibromatosis warrants further studies.
- Von Recklinghausen's disease
- pulmonary vasculopathy
- pulmonary arterial hypertension
- pulmonary vascular disease
- paediatric cardiology
- paediatric interventional cardiology
Competing interests None.
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