catamenial pneumothorax


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catamenial pneumothorax

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.

catamenial pneumothorax

Pneumothorax that occurs during menses and resulting from endometrial implants in the chest, e.g. along the diaphragm or in the pleural space.
See also: pneumothorax
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Plu-Bureau et al., "Catamenial pneumothorax and endometriosis-related pneumothorax: clinical features and risk factors," Human Reproduction, vol.
Catamenial pneumothorax (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.
Catamenial pneumothorax 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.