Spontaneous hemothorax in multiple exostoses: a case report and review of literature

J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2011 Jul-Aug;21(6):575-7. doi: 10.1089/lap.2010.0494. Epub 2011 Apr 12.


Abstract Multiple hereditary exostoses is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by the growth of multiple osteochondromas. We describe the thoracoscopic remodeling of a spiculated costal exostotic lesion responsible for spontaneous recurrent hemothoraces in a 17-year-old male patient with multiple hereditary exostoses.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Exostoses, Multiple Hereditary / complications*
  • Hemothorax / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male