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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998 December;39(6):867-8

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An endometrial nodule in the lung without pelvic endometriosis

Shimizu I., Nakahishi R., Yoshino I., Yasumoto K.

From the Second Department of Surgery School of Medicine University of Occupational and Environmental Health Kitakyushu, Japan


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We present a 55-year-old woman with an intrapulmonary nodule diagnosed as pulmonary endometriosis by video-assisted thoracic surgery. Ectopic endometriosis in the parenchyma of the lung is relatively rare, especially in this case, where there was neither pelvic endometriosis nor clinical symptoms.

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