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Catamenial pneumothorax.
Emerg Med J 2008; 25(12):859EM

Abstract

Pneumothorax is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by an accumulation of air or gas in the pleural space. This may occur either spontaneously or as a result of disease or injury. The term "catamenial" is derived from the Greek meaning "monthly". Catamenial pneumothorax is a rare complication of endometriosis. A patient with a history of endometriosis presented to the accident and emergency department with increased abdominal pain, shortness of breath and wheeze. She was subsequently found to have a right-sided pneumothorax which was initially aspirated. However, the pneumothorax recurred and required chest drain insertion and admission to a medical ward. Further recovery was uneventful. It is important to maintain a high index of suspicion of catamenial pneumothorax in patients with a history of endometriosis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Accident and Emergency Department, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK. antheasimpson@nhs.netNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19033519

Citation

Simpson, A, and E Skelly. "Catamenial Pneumothorax." Emergency Medicine Journal : EMJ, vol. 25, no. 12, 2008, p. 859.
Simpson A, Skelly E. Catamenial pneumothorax. Emerg Med J. 2008;25(12):859.
Simpson, A., & Skelly, E. (2008). Catamenial pneumothorax. Emergency Medicine Journal : EMJ, 25(12), p. 859. doi:10.1136/emj.2008.062679.
Simpson A, Skelly E. Catamenial Pneumothorax. Emerg Med J. 2008;25(12):859. PubMed PMID: 19033519.
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