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Revista médica de Chile

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AZOCAR H, Gonzalo et al. Tuberous sclerosis.: Report of a Jehovah witness patient. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 1999, vol.127, n.11, pp.1365-1368. ISSN 0034-9887.

We report a 26 years old male with a tuberous sclerosis with multiple and bilateral kidney cysts and angiomyolipomas. The patient presented to the emergency room with a severe abdominal pain and anemia, secondary to a bleeding angiomyolipoma. The patient rejected blood transfusions due to his religious beliefs. A selective angiography was performed confirming diagnosis and the lesion artery was selectively embolized, stopping the bleeding immediately. The patient had a satisfactory evolution thereafter. This is a rare lesion and the fact that the patient was a Jehovah witness that rejected blood transfusions, required an innovative medical approach.

Palabras clave : Embolization, therapeutic; Jehova’s witnesses; Tuberous sclerosis.

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