Rapid Communication| Volume 47, ISSUE 4, e23-e25, April 2012

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Hemopneumothorax caused by vascularized bullae and a pulmonary hemangioma in an adolescent boy


      Spontaneous hemopneumothorax is a rare, potentially life-threatening condition occurring in adolescence. In general, spontaneous hemopneumothorax has not been associated with other pulmonary vascular malformations in adolescents. We present a case of a 17-year-old adolescent boy with hemopneumothorax from vascularized pleural blebs who was also noted to have a pulmonary hemangioma.

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