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Thoracic Endometriosis Syndrome

Deanna Francesca Guidozzi, Esther Rockson

Abstract


A 35year nulliparous patient with secondary infertility presented to a tertiary hospital in Johannesburg with abnormal uterine bleeding and a history of two previous right sided haemopneumothoraces. The second episode was related to her menstruation and required the insertion of an intercostal drain in order to treat the large haemothorax. A pleural biopsy revealed pleural endometriosis. She was treated with Dienogest (Visanne ®) on discharge and was awaiting follow up with the cardiothoracic surgeons for continued and definitive management.


Authors' affiliations

Deanna Francesca Guidozzi, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Esther Rockson, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Keywords

Thoracic endometriosis syndrome; catamenial pneumothorax; catamenial haemothorax

Cite this article

South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2018;24(3):. DOI:10.7196/sajog.1340

Article History

Date submitted: 2018-04-03
Date published: 2018-12-14

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