Catamenial pneumothorax | definition of catamenial pneumothorax by Medical dictionary
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pneumothorax occurring in young women during menstruation, usually on the right side.
cat·a·me·ni·al pneu·mo·tho·rax (kat'ă-mē'nē-ăl nū'mō-thōr'aks)
Pneumothorax occurring in young women during menstruation, usually on the right side.
Pneumothorax that occurs during menses and resulting from endometrial implants in the chest, e.g. along the diaphragm or in the pleural space.
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Plu-Bureau et al., "Catamenial pneumothorax
and endometriosis-related pneumothorax: clinical features and risk factors," Human Reproduction, vol.
(CP) also known as spontaneous pneumothorax; is a lung condition which occurs in conjunction to the menstrual period.
Although numerous hypotheses have been studied, the underlying pathogenesis of catamenial pneumothorax
remains poorly understood.
and other thoracic manifestations of endometriosis.
The other patient was a female with catamenial pneumothorax
, who required thoracotomy and pleurectomy and treatment with Danazol for 1 year.