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Massive haemoptysis caused by congenital absence of a segment of inferior vena cava.
  1. M H Ashour,
  2. S K Jain,
  3. K M Kattan,
  4. A K el-Bakry,
  5. M Khoshim,
  6. F M Mesahel


    A patient with congenital absence of a part of the inferior vena cava is described. This resulted in spontaneous rupture of a bronchial vein leading to massive haemoptysis.

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