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Chirurgia 2005 October;18(5):389-90

Copyright © 2005 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

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Catamenial pneumothorax. Report of a case and review of the literature

Safioleas M. C., Moulakakis K. G., Stamatakos M., Arabatzi E., Tomos P


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Catamenial pneumothorax is an uncommon disease with unclear etiology and pathogenesis. Characteristic of this disorder are a peak incidence in the late twenties or early thirties, recurrent episodes of pneumothorax occurring at the onset of menstruation, and an association with pelvic endometriosis. Although it's a rare clinical entity, a high degree of suspicious should be showed for women who present spontaneous right pneumothorax between the third and the fifth day of the menstrual cycle. As optimal treatment pleurodesis is considered either by thoracoscopy or by open thoracic surgery.

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