Catamenial Pneumothorax and Endometriosis
A rare condition that often involves endometriosis of the diaphragm, causing the lung to collapse during menses

NEW for 2012:
The final survey update has been posted. Since 2005, 124 women have responded to the survey and their collective responses are summarized on the CPT Survey page.

Additional updates and references have been posted on the pages of Treatment Options, Our Experiences, and Endo and Hormones.

New CPT article cites have been added to the Literature page. There are now reference cites for 117 CPT-related articles dating from 1958 to 2012.


Welcome to our web site on catamenial pneumothorax! As twin sisters having experienced this condition, we developed this site to provide information to those who might be interested.

Please note that we are not physicians and we do not provide medical advice or doctor referrals. Rather, our intention is to inform readers of this condition by describing our own experiences and providing links and literature references for further information. Any personal commentary is our own opinion and is not intended to be directly applied to your own situation. Additionally, we do not advocate, recommend or repudiate any treatment methods. Only a medical practitioner can properly diagnose and treat catamenial pneumothorax. Information posted on this web site is provided to encourage patients to have intelligent and thoughtful dialog with their physicians.

It is our hope that you will find the site interesting and informative as well. If you have comments we'd love to hear from you! Thanks for visiting!

Lynn and Lori

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