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Thoracic endometriosis: an unusual cause of hemothorax.
Conn Med 2009; 73(8):453-6CM

Abstract

In this report we describe the clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of a 45-year-old woman with thoracic endometriosis. Four clinical presentations have been described. The majority have presented with catamenial pneumothorax, followed by hemothorax, hemoptysis and lung nodules. Our patient presented with right-sided hemothorax and lung nodules. Video-assisted thoracoscopic aurgery confirmed the presence of endometrial tissue embedded in the diaphragmatic pleura. Talc pleurodesis alongwith atotal abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy led to a clinical and radiological resolution.

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Department of Medicine, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19777977

Citation

El Ghazal, Roland, et al. "Thoracic Endometriosis: an Unusual Cause of Hemothorax." Connecticut Medicine, vol. 73, no. 8, 2009, pp. 453-6.
El Ghazal R, Fabian T, Ahmed ZA, et al. Thoracic endometriosis: an unusual cause of hemothorax. Conn Med. 2009;73(8):453-6.
El Ghazal, R., Fabian, T., Ahmed, Z. A., & Moritz, E. D. (2009). Thoracic endometriosis: an unusual cause of hemothorax. Connecticut Medicine, 73(8), pp. 453-6.
El Ghazal R, et al. Thoracic Endometriosis: an Unusual Cause of Hemothorax. Conn Med. 2009;73(8):453-6. PubMed PMID: 19777977.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Thoracic endometriosis: an unusual cause of hemothorax. AU - El Ghazal,Roland, AU - Fabian,Thomas, AU - Ahmed,Zareen A, AU - Moritz,Ernest D, PY - 2009/9/26/entrez PY - 2009/9/26/pubmed PY - 2009/10/21/medline SP - 453 EP - 6 JF - Connecticut medicine JO - Conn Med VL - 73 IS - 8 N2 - In this report we describe the clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of a 45-year-old woman with thoracic endometriosis. Four clinical presentations have been described. The majority have presented with catamenial pneumothorax, followed by hemothorax, hemoptysis and lung nodules. Our patient presented with right-sided hemothorax and lung nodules. Video-assisted thoracoscopic aurgery confirmed the presence of endometrial tissue embedded in the diaphragmatic pleura. Talc pleurodesis alongwith atotal abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy led to a clinical and radiological resolution. SN - 0010-6178 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19777977/Thoracic_endometriosis:_an_unusual_cause_of_hemothorax_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/2537 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -