Clin Surg | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Surgical Intervention for Recurrent Catamenial Haemopneumothorax is Inadequate

Salim Tayeh1, Amer Harky2, Mohamad Bashir2 and Wael Awad2*

1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, London Chest Hospital, UK
2Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital - Barts Heart Centre, UK

*Correspondance to: Wael Awad 

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Thoracic endometriosis (EMS) syndrome is a rare which includes four recognized clinical entities, namely catamenial pneumothorax, catamenial haemothorax, catamenial haemoptysis and lung nodules. Catamenial haemothorax may present in association with catamenial pneumothorax, but this occurrence is uncommon. We report a case of recurrent catamenial haemopneumothorax (CHP) in a young patient who underwent two surgical procedures without complete recovery and review literature for optimum medical and surgical management of recurrent CHP for best outcome.


Thoracic endometriosis; Catamenial haemopneumothorax


Tayeh S, Harky A, Bashir M, Awad W. Surgical Intervention for Recurrent Catamenial Haemopneumothorax is Inadequate. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1353.

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