Two young women with left-sided pneumothorax due to thoracic endometriosis

Shungo Yukumi, Hideaki Suzuki, Masamitsu Morimoto, Hisayuki Shigematsu, Mikio Okazaki, Masahiro Abe, Sohei Kitazawa, Kenji Nakamura, Yoshifumi Sano

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Pneumothorax associated with thoracic endometriosis (TE) generally occurs in women around 30 years old and it usually affects the right pleural cavity. We herein report two cases of TE associated with left-sided pneumothorax in young women. The prevalence of TE in younger patients may be underestimated if these cases are treated as spontaneous pneumothorax. Pneumothorax occurring in younger patients has not been reported to show laterality. TE-related or catamenial pneumothorax in young women must therefore represent a different clinical entity from the condition seen in older patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3491-3493
Number of pages3
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Catamenial pneumothorax
  • Thoracic endometriosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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