Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for catamenial hemoptysis

T. Inoue, Y. Kurokawa, Y. Kaiwa, M. Abo, T. Takayama, M. Ansai, S. Satomi

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Catamenial hemoptysis is a rare condition, and only 36 cases have been reported since the first published case. We describe a woman with catamenial hemoptysis recurring over 8 years. The lesion was diagnosed using chest CT scan during menses and was also visualized clearly via thoracoscopy. The patient was treated successfully with a partial resection of the lung using video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and has been asymptomatic for 14 months since the operation. We suggest that VATS for catamenial hemoptysis is a more effective treatment than medical therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-658
Number of pages4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Catamenial hemoptysis
  • Pulmonary endometriosis
  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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