Thoracic endometriosis.

Authors

  • H Coimbra Serviço de Ginecologia, Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra.
  • E C Brancho
  • F Falcão
  • H M De Oliveira

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.1771

Abstract

Endometriosis was first described by Russel more than one-hundred years ago and still remains a clinical entity of difficult comprehension, with totally aberrant symptomatology, particularly in extra-genital situations. The present article describes a clinical case of recurring right-sided catamenial pneumothorax in a 45 year-old caucasian woman. In her last episode of right chest pain the X-ray film showed, besides the presence of a pneumothorax, a nodular image, later identified by CT scan as being a transdiaphragmatic hernia with hepatic content. The patient was then submitted to diagnostic and therapeutic thoracotomy and the diaphragmatic endometriosis was confirmed. Finally, a total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-ophorectomy was performed and the patient's condition remained uneventful with combined hormone therapy. The clinical presentation, pathogenesis, and therapeutic resolution of this nosological entity are briefly discussed.

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Coimbra H, Brancho EC, Falcão F, De Oliveira HM. Thoracic endometriosis. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2000 Jun. 30 [cited 2022 Nov. 28];13(3):115-8. Available from: https://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/1771

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Arquivo Histórico