ID 684
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Keywords
catamenial pneumothorax
diaphragmatic fenestration
hormonal therapy
video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Abstract
This is a case of a 47-year-old female who had a medical history of right pneumothorax for the second time. The pneumothorax, accompanying the start of menstruation, recurred and the patient was hospitalized. From the medical history, a catamenial pneumothorax was suspected. As for intraoperative findings, many small fenestrations of 1 mm or 3 mm were present in the border region with the muscle bundle of the central tendon of the diaphragm. The lesion site of the diaphragm and the apex area as a biopsy were partially excised under video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. Although a postoperative Gn-RH agonist was started for endometriosis, it was stopped because side effects appeared. Because the right pneumothorax recurred in accordance with the start of menstruation, the treatment was changed to danazol. To date, the pneumothorax has not recurred.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
46
Issue
1
Start Page
25
End Page
28
Published Date
2003-03
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 2003, 46(1), 25-28
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English