Thoracic endometriosis syndrome

  • D Guidozzi
  • E Rockson

Abstract

A 35-year-old nulliparous patient with secondary infertility presented to a tertiary hospital in Johannesburg with abnormal uterine bleeding, and a history of two previous right-sided haemopneumothoraces. The second episode had been related to her menstruation, and required the insertion of an intercostal drain in order to treat the large haemothorax. A pleural biopsy revealed pleural endometriosis. She was treated with dienogest (Visanne) on discharge, and was awaiting follow-up with the cardiothoracic surgeons for continued and definitive management.
Published
2019-02-27
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2305-8862
print ISSN: 0038-2329