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Young woman dies as birthmark destroys second half of her lung

Girl was diagnosed with "abnormality of lung" as doctors couldn't find what was wrong with her. Surgery eventually uncovered haemangioma - birthmark growth on lung. Surgery required removal of most of one lung. Two years later, the birthmark had spread to the other lung and she had a serious bleeding episode from which she died. Doctors said she only had 12 months left even if she had recovered from this attack. The parents were unaware of the consequences.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by BBC News UK edition

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About: Young woman dies as birthmark destroys second half of her lung

Date: 26 May 2004

Source: BBC News UK edition


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