Catamenial pneumothorax

Case contributed by Dr Yi-Jin Kuok

Presentation

Recurrent pneumothoraces

Patient Data

Age: 25 years old
Gender: Female
X-ray

left hydropneumothorax

unusual for a spontaneous pneumothorax

CT

left hydropneumothorax

nodularity seen i 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

Photo

pleuroscopic image

dark red deposits on the visceral pleura of the lung

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Case information

rID: 27946
Case created: 27th Feb 2014
Last edited: 13th Mar 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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