Medical therapy for recurring catamenial pneumothorax following pleurodesis.


BACKGROUND Catamenial pneumothorax, a rare complication of systemic endometriosis, has been difficult to treat successfully. Successful medical therapy is associated with amenorrhea. CASE A 44-year-old white woman with recurring catamenial pneumothorax underwent thoracotomy and abrasive pleurodesis. Following the procedures, pneumothorax occurred again… (More)


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