catamenial pneumothorax

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catamenial pneumothorax

pneumothorax occurring in young women during menstruation, usually on the right side.
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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.
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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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