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In this case there was an extensive hemorrhage into one of the tumors of a patient having von Recklinghausen's disease. While such an occurrence is always a possibility in large growths of this type, so far as we can find there is no record of the event actually having taken place.
REPORT OF CASE
B. T. F., a negro man, aged 22, single, a laborer, complained of a swelling in the side that began suddenly and in the space of two hours had become as large as his head. Since childhood he had had numerous small nodules over his body. One on the abdomen measured 2 inches by 1 inch (5 by 2.5 cm.). The largest, which was about the size of an orange, was located on the right flank. The morning of July 28, 1925, he was struck over the right flank by a falling tree. He
Carrington GL, Bullitt JB. HEMORRHAGE IN A CASE OF VON RECKLINGHAUSEN'S DISEASE. JAMA. 1926;87(3):166–167. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.92680030002008a
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