Volume 17, Issue 11 (2-2015)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2015, 17(11): 88-93 | Back to browse issues page

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Fateh S, Bangash M N. Catamenial Pneumothorax: a Case Report. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2015; 17 (11) :88-93
URL: http://jams.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-3105-en.html
1- Department of Surgery, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran , fateh.sh@arakmu.ac.ir,fateh4490@yahoo.com
2- Department of Surgery, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
Abstract:   (3128 Views)

Background: Catamenial recurrent pneumothorax is spontaneous pneumothorax in women of reproductive age, which includes 1-30% of spontaneous pneumothoraces in women and is associated with the menstrual cycle.

 Case: A 39-year-old woman with sudden onset dyspnea, respiratory distress and decreased right side respiratory sounds with a history of spontaneous pneumothorax and chest tube placement one month ago. The patient's symptoms improved after chest tube placement and within less than 24 hours after onset, she began menstruating. Treatment was performed with chemical pleurodesis with tetracycline and oral danazol.

Conclusion: Catamenial pneumothorax and thoracic endometriosis should be considered in all women of childbearing age with spontaneous recurrent pneumothorax. Early detection of this syndrome can result in reduction of morbidity and mortality with recurrence episodes.

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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: Surgery
Received: 2014/08/1 | Accepted: 2014/11/11

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