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A very rare entity: catamenial pneumothorax.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16113003     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Catamenial pneumothorax, a variant of spontaneous pneumothorax occurs exclusively in women of menstrual age. Catamenial pneumothorax is associated with a high rate of recurrence. The etiology and pathogenesis is enigmatic. We describe the case of a 42-year-old woman with right-sided catamenial pneumothorax recurring four times, caused by ectopic endometriosis in the pleural layers which was confirmed histopathologically. Surgical treatment should be accomplished during menstruation for optimal visualization of pleurodiaphragmatic endometriosis.
A Serhan Poyraz; Dalokay Kilic; Ahmet Hatipoglu; Beyhan A Demirhan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0218-4923     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-22     Completed Date:  2005-10-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503417     Medline TA:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  271-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University, Konya, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Chest Pain / etiology
Dyspnea / etiology
Endometriosis / complications*,  surgery
Pleural Diseases / complications*,  surgery
Pneumothorax / diagnosis*,  surgery

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