It has left me with life-changing bowel complications and clearly had no effect on what I now know is thoracic endometriosis.
Harley experiences crushing chest pain, heart palpitations and blurry vision because of thoracic endometriosis
is confirmed histologically if both endometrial stroma and glands are found in the specimen, and is considered probable if only endometrial stroma is seen.
Thoracic endometriosis is a rare condition, and diagnosis is often delayed.
Our case does highlight the fact that endometriosis can be common in reproductive age women, but thoracic endometriosis is relatively rare and does require a high index of suspicion to diagnose.
Whereas, prevention of recurrences could be done after identifying and confirming the diagnosis of thoracic endometriosis
. The quality of diagnosing thoracic endometriosis
has improved because of Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS).
: Recurrence following hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and succesful treatment with talc pleuodesis.
is the presence of the tissue in or around the lung.
It's also increasing clear that a multidisciplinary approach utilizing combined laparoscopy and thoracoscopy is a safe and effective method for addressing pelvic, diaphragmatic, and other thoracic endometriosis
when other treatments have failed.
Keywords: Thoracic endometriosis
, Pleural effusion, Thoracic surgery.