alexa Thoracic endometriosis: current knowledge.


Emergency Medicine: Open Access

Author(s): Alifano M, Trisolini R, Cancellieri A, Regnard JF

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Abstract Thoracic endometriosis syndrome includes four well-recognized clinical entities, namely catamenial pneumothorax, catamenial hemothorax, catamenial hemoptysis and lung nodules, as well as some exceptional presentations. The etiological mechanisms of this syndrome are not well understood, and different theories have been proposed. Controversies exist about optimal management, as experience has been drawn from case reports and small clinical series. Surgery, hormonal treatments and combined approaches have all been proposed, with variable results in terms of short and long term outcome. This article was published in Ann Thorac Surg and referenced in Emergency Medicine: Open Access

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