Catamenial pneumothorax: Case report

AUTHORS

Hamid hemmati 1 , * , Mosayeb Shahriar 2 , M Mirzaei 1

1 Thoracic Surgery Dept, Faculty of medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Zahedan, Iran

2 Pulmonology Dept, Faculty of medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Zahedan, Iran

How to Cite: hemmati H, Shahriar M , Mirzaei M. Catamenial pneumothorax: Case report, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2006 ; 8(3):e94884.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 8 (3); e94884
Published Online: August 23, 2006
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 03, 2006
Accepted: June 13, 2006
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Abstract

Catamenial pneumothorax is a rare clinical condition that was coined from a Greek root
meaning monthly. It classically involves women in the 3rd or 4th decade of life. Since the first
description in 1958, Just 229 cases of a unique entity of catamenial pneumothorax in women have
been reported. The etiology of this disease is not clearly known. Endothoracic endometriosis or
other unidentified problems make periodic spontaneous pneumothorax in this patients.The main
presentations of this disease are dyspnea and chest pain within 48 to 72 hours from the onset of
menstruation. In this paper we discuss etiology, clinical course, and thoracoscopic treatment of a
39 year old woman with catamenial pneumothorax. In addition, the world literature is reviewed.

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