Catamenial pneumothorax long-term monitored by serum levels of CA 125; report of a case

M. Noda, K. Isogami, S. Kobayashi

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-608
Number of pages4
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Volume55
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jul
Externally publishedYes

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