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Catamenial pneumothorax with umbilical and diaphragmatic endometriosis: a case report and review of the literature.
South Med J 2008; 101(10):1043-5SM

Abstract

A 44-year-old female presented with a history of recurrent right-sided pneumothoraces, uterine fibroids, and a palpable lump in her navel. Total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (TAH-BSO) and resection of the umbilical nodule was performed. Intraoperative inspection of the right hemidiaphragm revealed adherent brownish-blue nodules without any associated diaphragmatic defects and a similar-appearing nodule at the umbilicus. She had no symptoms of pelvic endometriosis, nor did surgical exploration reveal any. Her postoperative course was uneventful and she denied recurrent pneumothorax at 12-month followup. Recurrent pneumothoraces in women of a reproductive age should raise the suspicion of thoracic endometriosis. Failure to establish the diagnosis prevents appropriate curative interventions.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA. arunthari.vichaya@mayo.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18791542

Citation

Arunthari, Vichaya, et al. "Catamenial Pneumothorax With Umbilical and Diaphragmatic Endometriosis: a Case Report and Review of the Literature." Southern Medical Journal, vol. 101, no. 10, 2008, pp. 1043-5.
Arunthari V, Sevin BU, Krishna M, et al. Catamenial pneumothorax with umbilical and diaphragmatic endometriosis: a case report and review of the literature. South Med J. 2008;101(10):1043-5.
Arunthari, V., Sevin, B. U., Krishna, M., & Johnson, M. M. (2008). Catamenial pneumothorax with umbilical and diaphragmatic endometriosis: a case report and review of the literature. Southern Medical Journal, 101(10), pp. 1043-5. doi:10.1097/SMJ.0b013e31817bf9e1.
Arunthari V, et al. Catamenial Pneumothorax With Umbilical and Diaphragmatic Endometriosis: a Case Report and Review of the Literature. South Med J. 2008;101(10):1043-5. PubMed PMID: 18791542.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Catamenial pneumothorax with umbilical and diaphragmatic endometriosis: a case report and review of the literature. AU - Arunthari,Vichaya, AU - Sevin,Bernd-Uwe, AU - Krishna,Murli, AU - Johnson,Margaret M, PY - 2008/9/16/pubmed PY - 2008/10/25/medline PY - 2008/9/16/entrez SP - 1043 EP - 5 JF - Southern medical journal JO - South. Med. J. VL - 101 IS - 10 N2 - A 44-year-old female presented with a history of recurrent right-sided pneumothoraces, uterine fibroids, and a palpable lump in her navel. Total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (TAH-BSO) and resection of the umbilical nodule was performed. Intraoperative inspection of the right hemidiaphragm revealed adherent brownish-blue nodules without any associated diaphragmatic defects and a similar-appearing nodule at the umbilicus. She had no symptoms of pelvic endometriosis, nor did surgical exploration reveal any. Her postoperative course was uneventful and she denied recurrent pneumothorax at 12-month followup. Recurrent pneumothoraces in women of a reproductive age should raise the suspicion of thoracic endometriosis. Failure to establish the diagnosis prevents appropriate curative interventions. SN - 1541-8243 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18791542/Catamenial_pneumothorax_with_umbilical_and_diaphragmatic_endometriosis:_a_case_report_and_review_of_the_literature_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SMJ.0b013e31817bf9e1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -