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Bilateral catamenial hemopneumothorax: Diagnostic & management challenges.
Int J Surg Case Rep 2019; 61:271-274IJ

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Catamenial pneumothorax (CP) is a rare and usually miss diagnosed condition that is often characterized by non- specific respiratory or gynecological symptoms. A high index of suspicion is warranted for early diagnosis and management.

PRESENTATION OF CASE

We present a case of 34 year old female who presented with shortness of breath and dyspnea.

DISCUSSION

The radiological diagnosis was pneumothorax with further history, it was apparent that is was a case of primary infertility secondary to possible pelvic endometriosis. She was treated as a case of bilateral catamenial hemopneumothorax after confirming the diagnosis through surgical exploration & repair of right hemidiaphragm.

CONCLUSIONS

This case demonstrate the extensive bilateral catamenial hemopnemothorax which is limitedly described in the literature index of suspicion & early diagnosis and management would ensure multiple admission & recurrence.

Authors+Show Affiliations

National Guard Hospital, Al-Ahsa, P.O. BOX: 3165, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address: alaqeel.saja.a@gmail.com.King Fahad University Hospital, P.O. BOX 31774, Khobar, 31952, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address: yjehani@uod.edu.sa.King Fahad University Hospital, P.O. BOX 31774, Khobar, 31952, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address: malmuhish@uod.edu.sa.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31398668

Citation

AlAqeel, S, et al. "Bilateral Catamenial Hemopneumothorax: Diagnostic & Management Challenges." International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, vol. 61, 2019, pp. 271-274.
AlAqeel S, AlJehani Y, AlMuhaish M. Bilateral catamenial hemopneumothorax: Diagnostic & management challenges. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2019;61:271-274.
AlAqeel, S., AlJehani, Y., & AlMuhaish, M. (2019). Bilateral catamenial hemopneumothorax: Diagnostic & management challenges. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 61, pp. 271-274. doi:10.1016/j.ijscr.2019.07.067.
AlAqeel S, AlJehani Y, AlMuhaish M. Bilateral Catamenial Hemopneumothorax: Diagnostic & Management Challenges. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2019;61:271-274. PubMed PMID: 31398668.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Bilateral catamenial hemopneumothorax: Diagnostic & management challenges. AU - AlAqeel,S, AU - AlJehani,Y, AU - AlMuhaish,M, Y1 - 2019/07/31/ PY - 2019/05/26/received PY - 2019/07/19/revised PY - 2019/07/24/accepted PY - 2019/8/10/pubmed PY - 2019/8/10/medline PY - 2019/8/10/entrez KW - Catamenial KW - Hemopneumothorax KW - Hemothorax KW - Pneumothorax SP - 271 EP - 274 JF - International journal of surgery case reports JO - Int J Surg Case Rep VL - 61 N2 - INTRODUCTION: Catamenial pneumothorax (CP) is a rare and usually miss diagnosed condition that is often characterized by non- specific respiratory or gynecological symptoms. A high index of suspicion is warranted for early diagnosis and management. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of 34 year old female who presented with shortness of breath and dyspnea. DISCUSSION: The radiological diagnosis was pneumothorax with further history, it was apparent that is was a case of primary infertility secondary to possible pelvic endometriosis. She was treated as a case of bilateral catamenial hemopneumothorax after confirming the diagnosis through surgical exploration & repair of right hemidiaphragm. CONCLUSIONS: This case demonstrate the extensive bilateral catamenial hemopnemothorax which is limitedly described in the literature index of suspicion & early diagnosis and management would ensure multiple admission & recurrence. SN - 2210-2612 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31398668/Bilateral_catamenial_hemopneumothorax:_Diagnostic__management_challenges L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S2210-2612(19)30449-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -