Catamenial pneumothorax. Case report and review of the literature
Kazadi Buanga J, Alcazar JL, Laparte MC.
Clinical Universitaria de Navarra, Departamento de Ginecologia, Pamplona, Espagne.
Catamenial pneumothorax is a clinical variant of spontaneous pneumothorax. Its etiology is attributed either, generally, to endometriosis involving the diaphragm, or to prostaglandin-induced bronchiolar constriction. Clinically, it coincides with the onset of menstruation and resolves during the subsequent days.
Treatment is currently based upon progestational agents and antigonadotrophins.
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