A 46-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of the repeating right chest pain. Chest X-ray showed a right pneumothorax. This symptom corresponded with her mensturations and elevated serum levels of CA 125. We diagnosed catamenial pneumothorax. Hormones therapy was not performed because severe side effects. For that reason we performed thoracoscopic surgery. We found many little sized fistulas on diaphragm and blue berry spots on right upper lobe during the operation. She didn't recurrence for 2 years after that operation.
|Number of pages
|Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
|Published - 2002 Jul