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[Catamenial pneumothorax: an intriguing cause of recurrent pneumothorax in women].
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2018 May 02; 162NT

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Thoracic endometriosis (TE) is one of the causes of secondary pneumothorax in women. According to the literature, 1 in 3 premenopausal women with pneumothorax can be diagnosed with 'catamenial pneumothorax'. The diagnosis is often not or only belatedly made in practice, even though treatment is significantly different than that of primary pneumothorax.

CASE DESCRIPTION

A 40-year-old woman came to the emergency department because of dyspnoea and right-sided chest pain. The patient had recurrent pneumothorax and chest pain related to the menstrual cycle. Thoracoscopy revealed thoracic endometriosis. The endometriosis lesions were removed and the patient subsequently received hormonal menstrual suppression treatment.

CONCLUSION

In premenopausal women with pneumothorax or a recurrence of pneumothorax, it is important to consider catamenial pneumothorax. Infertility, earlier proven abdominal endometriosis and chest pain linked to menstruation are indications of thoracic endometriosis or catamenial pneumothorax.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, afd. Longgeneeskunde, Amsterdam.Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, afd. Longgeneeskunde, Amsterdam.Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, afd. Longgeneeskunde, Amsterdam. Contact: R.C. Boshuizen (r.c.boshuizen@olvg.nl).Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, afd. Cardiothoracale Chirurgie, Amsterdam.MC Slotervaart, afd. Radiologie, Amsterdam.Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, afd. Longgeneeskunde, Amsterdam.

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PubMed ID

30020575

Citation

Goorsenberg, Annika W M., et al. "[Catamenial Pneumothorax: an Intriguing Cause of Recurrent Pneumothorax in Women]." Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde, vol. 162, 2018.
Goorsenberg AWM, Pruis M, Boshuizen RC, et al. [Catamenial pneumothorax: an intriguing cause of recurrent pneumothorax in women]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2018;162.
Goorsenberg, A. W. M., Pruis, M., Boshuizen, R. C., Hindori, V., Slaar, A., & Bresser, P. (2018). [Catamenial pneumothorax: an intriguing cause of recurrent pneumothorax in women]. Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde, 162.
Goorsenberg AWM, et al. [Catamenial Pneumothorax: an Intriguing Cause of Recurrent Pneumothorax in Women]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2018 May 2;162 PubMed PMID: 30020575.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Catamenial pneumothorax: an intriguing cause of recurrent pneumothorax in women]. AU - Goorsenberg,Annika W M, AU - Pruis,Marit, AU - Boshuizen,Rogier C, AU - Hindori,Vikash, AU - Slaar,Annelie, AU - Bresser,Paul, Y1 - 2018/05/02/ PY - 2018/7/19/entrez PY - 2018/7/19/pubmed PY - 2018/12/20/medline JF - Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde JO - Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd VL - 162 N2 - BACKGROUND: Thoracic endometriosis (TE) is one of the causes of secondary pneumothorax in women. According to the literature, 1 in 3 premenopausal women with pneumothorax can be diagnosed with 'catamenial pneumothorax'. The diagnosis is often not or only belatedly made in practice, even though treatment is significantly different than that of primary pneumothorax. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 40-year-old woman came to the emergency department because of dyspnoea and right-sided chest pain. The patient had recurrent pneumothorax and chest pain related to the menstrual cycle. Thoracoscopy revealed thoracic endometriosis. The endometriosis lesions were removed and the patient subsequently received hormonal menstrual suppression treatment. CONCLUSION: In premenopausal women with pneumothorax or a recurrence of pneumothorax, it is important to consider catamenial pneumothorax. Infertility, earlier proven abdominal endometriosis and chest pain linked to menstruation are indications of thoracic endometriosis or catamenial pneumothorax. SN - 1876-8784 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30020575/[Catamenial_pneumothorax:_an_intriguing_cause_of_recurrent_pneumothorax_in_women]_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/1137 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -