Catamenial pneumothorax

Case contributed by Dr Yi-Jin Kuok


Recurrent pneumothoraces.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

Left hydropneumothorax.

Unusual for a spontaneous pneumothorax.


Left hydropneumothorax.

Nodularity seen at the left lung apex.

Scarring/calcification seen in the lower lobes bilaterally (intra-pulmonary endometrial deposits, recurrent bleeding, scarring).

Incidental pulmonary artery stenosis manifested by dilatation of pulmonary trunk.


Pleuroscopic image

Dark red deposits on the visceral pleura of the left lung.

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Case information

rID: 27946
Published: 27th Feb 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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