Scientific journals provide the most up-to-date information on catamenial pneumothorax

When doctors or researchers want to communicate case studies or other information to their colleagues, they write an article that is published in one of many scientific or medical journals. We accessed a list of journal articles through PubMed, the National Library of Medicine web site, and then obtained copies of the articles from a local university library. Some articles are available for free download from the publisher (they will have a link on the PubMed listing), but most require a fee to download or a subscription to the journal.   

However, if you don’t have access to a library or can’t download the articles, you can still get very good information by reading the abstracts. An abstract is a short description of what the article is about. If the author has written a good abstract, you should be able to discern the key points or conclusions of the author's research. 

To read the abstracts, use this link and type catamenial pneumothorax in the search box. 

While there is a great deal of information online, be aware that not all of it may be accurate. Good research means reading from many sources, taking into consideration the authors, and evaluating the positions they are coming from. Is the author selling a product? Does the article attempt to discredit an industry? Does the author actively work in the specialty, or are they writing about medical conditions one day and sharing travel tips the next? Since journal articles are peer reviewed before publishing occurs, they are your best and most accurate source of information.  

References are listed in order of the most recent publication date 

Resection of pulmonary endometriosis using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery under preoperative CT-guided marking. Furuya K, Otsuka H, Koezuka S, Makino T, Hata Y, Wakayama M, Shibuya K, Iyoda A. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Nov 20 [Epub ahead of print] 

Clinical characteristics of catamenial and non-catamenial thoracic endometriosis-related pneumothorax. Fukuoka M, Kurihara M, Haga T, Ebana H, Kataoka H, Mizobuchi T, Tatsumi K. Respirology. 2015 Nov;20(8):1272-1276 

Thoracic endometriosis: clinicopathologic updates and issues about 18 cases from a tertiary referring center. Ghigna MR, Mercier O, Mussot S, Fabre D, Fadel E, Dorfmuller P, de Montpreville VT. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2015 Oct;19(5):320-325 

Surgical treatment of catamenial pneumothorax: Report of three cases. Ichiki Y, Nagashima A, Yasuda M, Takenoyama M, Toyoshima S, Asian J Surg. 2015 Jul;38(3):180-185

Thoracic endometriosis with catamenial haemoptysis and pneumothorax: computed tomography findings and long-term follow-up after danazol treatment. Suwatanapongched T, Boonsarngsuk V, Amornputtisathaporn N, Leelachaikul P. Singapore Med J. 2015 Jul;56(7):e120-123 

Juvenile catamenial pneumothorax: institutional report and review. Inoue T, Chida M, Inaba H, Tamura M, Kobayashi S, Sado T. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 Jun;13(10):83 

Clinical features of thoracic endometriosis: A single center analysis. Hwang SM, Lee CW, Lee BS, Park JH. Obstet Gynecol Sci. 2015 May;58(3):223-231 

Beware the ‘raised right hemidiaphragm’ in a female patient with previous pneumothorax surgery: liver herniation through a massive endometriosis-related diaphragmatic fenestration. Yu PS, Sihoe AD. J Thorac Dis. 2015 May;7(5):E112-116

Catamenial pneumothorax. Barbosa BC, Marchiori E, Zanetti GM, Barillo JL. Radiol Bras. 2015 Mar-Apr;48(2):128-129

Catamenial pneumothorax with bullae. Kawaguchi Y, Fujita T, Hanaoka J. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Mar;99(3):1075-1078

Catamenial pneumothorax due to solitary localization of diaphragmatic endometriosis. Elia S, De Felice L, Varvaras D, Sorrenti G, Mauriello A, Petrella G. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2015;12:19-22 

Recurrrent catamenial pneumothorax suggestive of pleural endometriosis. Badawy SZ, Shrestha P. Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2014;2014:756040 

Catamenial pneumothorax. Visouli AN, Zarogoulidis K, Kougioumtzi I, Huang H, Li Q, Dryllis G, Kioumis I, Pitsiou G, Machairiotis N, Katsikogiannis N, Papaiwannou A, Lampaki S, Zaric B, Branislav P, Porpodis K, Zarogoulidis P. J Thorac Dis. 2014 Oct;6(Suppl 4):S448-460

Thoracic endometriosis syndrome: case report and review of the literature. Azizad-Pinto P, Clarke D. Perm J. 2014 Summer;18(3):61-65

Multidisciplinary treatment for thoracic and abdominopelvic endometriosis. Nezhat C, Main J, Paka C, Nezhat A, Beygui RE. JSLS. 2014 Jul-Sep;18(3) 

Management of thoracic endometriosis: single institution experience. Duyos I, Lopez-Carrasco A, Hernandez A, Zapardiel I, de Santiago J. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2014 Jul;178:56-59

Catamenial pneumothorax associated with multiple diaphragmatic perforations and pneumoperitoneum in a reproductive woman. Baoquan L, Liangjian Z, Qiang W, Hai j, Hezhong C, Zhiyun X. J Formos Med Assoc. 2014 Jun;113(6):385-387

Thoracic endometriosis syndrome: CT and MRI features. Rousset P, Rousset-Jablonski C, Alifano M, Mansuet-Lupo A, Buy JN, Revel MP, Clin Radiol. 2014 Mar;69(3):323-30

Pneumothorax in women of child-bearing age: an update classification based on clinical and pathological findings. Legras A, Mansuet-Lupo A, Rousset-Jablonski C, Bobbio A, Magdeleinat P, Roche N, Regnard JF, Gompel A, Damotte D, Alifano M. Chest. 2014 Feb;145(2):354-360

Catamenial pneumothorax. Is it time to approach differently? Aljehani Y, Saudi Med J. 2014 Feb;35(2):115-22

Clinical-pathological findings of catamenial pneumothorax: comparison between recurrent cases and non-recurrent cases. Haga T, Kurihara M, Kataoka H, Ebana H, Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014;20(3):202-206

Recurrent catamenial pneumothorax caused by diaphragmatic fenestration. Celik B, Gurz S, Pirzirenli MG, Kefeli M, Respir Care. 2013 Dec;58(12):168-71

Catamenial pneumothorax: a rare phenomenon?  Thomas V, Thomas E, Lionel J, J Obstet Gynaecol India. 2013 Dec;63(6):424-5

Successful surgical treatment for catamenial pneumothorax at the time of menstruation. Kita H, Shiraishi Y, Katsuragi N, Shimoda K, Saitou M, Kyobu Geka. 2013 Nov;66(12):1071-3

Catamenial pneumothorax: easy to see, difficult to manage. Beranger F, de Lesquen H, Goin G, Natale C, Bonnet PM, Avaro JP, Rev Pneumol Clin. 2013 Nov;S0761-8417(13):00158-2 [Epub ahead of print] 

A case of multisystem endometriosis. Athwal P, Patel K, Hassani C, Bahadori S, Nardi P, J Radiol Case Rep. 2013 Oct;7(10):1-6

Immunohistochemical analysis of thoracic endometriosis. Haga T, Kumasaka T, Kurihara M, Kataoka H, Miura M, Pathol Int. 2013 Sep;63(9):429-34

Minimally invasive thoracoscopic mesh repair of diaphragmatic fenestrations for catamenial pneumothorax due to likely thoracic endometriosis: a case report. Cieslik L, Haider SS, Fisal L, Rahmaan JA, Sachithanandan A, Med J Malaysia. 2013 Aug;68(4):366-7

Thoracic endometriosis: first reported case in Puerto Rico and review of literature. Garcia Gubern C, Rolon Colon L, Vazquez Torres O, Martinez Alayon G, Santos Santiago A, Mulero Portela E, Bol Asoc Med P R. 2013;105(1):51-3

A prospective study comparing three-port video-assisted thoracoscopy with the single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) port and instruments for the video thoracoscopic approach: a pilot study. Mier JM, Chavarin A, Izquierdo-Vidal C, Fibla JJ, Molins L, Surg Endosc. 2013 Jul;27(7):2557-60

Anesthetic evaluation and management of a patient with thoracic endometriosis syndrome presenting for elective surgery. Webb CA, Weber GM, Raker RK, J Clin Anesth. 2013 May;25(3):220-3

Catamenial pneumothorax treated in portable pneumothorax drainage kit; report of a case. Nakata S, Murata H, Mishima Y, Andoh T, Kyobu Geka. 2013 May;66(5):423-5

Videothoracoscopic repair of diaphragm and pleurectomy/abrasion in patients with catamenial pneumothorax: a 9-year experience. Attaran S, Bille A, Karenovics W, Lang-Lazdunski L, Chest. 2013 Apr;143(4):1066-9

Treatment of catamenial pneumothoraz with absorbable mesh, pleurectomy and pleural abrasion. Rychlik IJ, McManus K, Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Apr;43(4):875

The catamenial pneumothorax: a diagnosis often overlooked. Anastasio C, Wemeau-Stervinou L, Jaillard S, Mariage P, Wallaert B, Rev Pneumol Clin. 2013 Feb;69(1):50-4

Laparoscopic surgical treatment of diaphragmatic endometriosis: a 7-year single institution retrospective review. Ceccaroni M, Roviglione G, Giampaolino P, Clarizia R, Bruni F, Ruffo G, Patrelli TS, De Placido G, Minelli L, Surg Endosc. 2013 Feb;27(2):625-32 

Recurrent catamenial hemopneumothorax treated by coverage with polyglycolic acid sheets. Takahashi M, Matsukura T, Hirai T, Mino N, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Jan;145(1):300-2

What is the best treatment for catamenial pneumothorax? Baisi A, De Simone M, Cioffi U, Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Jan;61(1):93

Left-sided catamenial pneumothorax associtated with diaphragmatic fenestrations. Seok Y, Lee E, Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Jan;61(1):91-2

Thoracic endometriosis as cause of recurrent pneumothorax. Aguilar-Shea AL, Gallard-Mayo C, JQM. 2012 Dec;105(12):1205-7

Catamenial pneumothorax: a heterogeneous syndrome. Mier Odiozola JM, Fibla Alfara Molins L JJ, Molins Lopez-Rodo L, Cir Esp. 2012 Dec 3 pii:S0009-739X(12):00219-9 [Epub ahead of print] 

Thoracic endometriosis syndrome is strongly associated with severe pelvic endometriosis and infertility. Soriano D, Schonman R, Gat I, Schiff E, Seidman DS, Carp H, Weintraub AY, Ben-Nun A, Goldenberg M, J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2012 Nov-Dec;19(6):742-8 

Pleural endometriosis: findings on magnetic resonance imaging. Marchiori E, Zanetti G, Rodrigues RS, Souza Junior AS, Francisco FA, Hochhegger B, J Bras Pneumol. 2012 Nov-Dec;38(6):797-802 

Catamenial pneumothorax: a rare entity? Report of 5 cases and review of the literature. Visouli AN, Darwiche K, Mpakas A, Zarogoulidis P, Papagiannis A, Tsakiridis K, Machairiotis N, Stylianaki A, Katsikogiannis N, Courcoutsakis N, Zarogoulidis K, J Thorac Dis. 2012 Nov;4(Suppl 1):17-31

Catamenial pneumothorax – case studies from our department in a ten-year period. Vodicka J, Spidlen V, Klecka J, Safranek J, Simanek V, Fichtl J, Rozhl Chir. 2012 Oct;91(10):554-7

Endometriosis as a cause for pneumothorax. Frost A, Bach P, Ugeskr Laeger. 2012 Aug 27;174(35):1999-2000

An effective method of pleurodesis involving absorbable mesh for repetitive catamenial pneumothorax. Ikeda T, Sasaki M, Sakon K, Koshiji T, Eur J Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Aug;42(2):370-2

Catamenial pneumothorax due to bilateral pulmonary endometriosis. Fang HY, Jan CI, Chen CK, Chen WT, Respir Care. 2012 Jul;57(7):1182-5

Evaluation for medical management on catamenial pneumothorax. Hasumi T, Hoshi F, Saito Y, Tanaka R, Ishiki Y, Kyobu Geka. 2012 May;65(5):374-9

Catamenial pneumothorax with multiple transdiaphragmatic hepatic herniations. Tomescot A, Fabre D, Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2012 Apr;20(2):205

Bilateral thoracic endometriosis affecting the lung and diaphragm. Nezhat C, King LP, Paka C, Odegaard J Beygui R, JSLS. 2012 Jan-Mar;16(1):140-2

Thoracic endometriosis: a case report. Chatra PS, J Radiol Case Rep. 2012 Jan;6(1):25-30

Catamenial pneumothorax due to bilateral pulmonary endometriosis. Fang HY, Jan CI, Chen CK, Chen WT. Respir Care. 2012 Jan 23; [Epub ahead of print] 

Catamenial pneumothorax: a rare spontaneous pneumothorax associated with the menstrual cycle. Chuang TY, Chung YC, Yeh ML, Hu Li Za Zhi. 2011 Oct;58(5):107-11 

Why a chest physician should be interested in abdominal pain. Bostoen S, Van Raemdonck D, Dooms C, Acta Clin Belg. 2011 Sep-Oct;66(5):376-8

Catamenial pneumothorax and endometriosis-related pneumothorax: clinical features and risk factors. Rousset-Jablonski C, Alifano M, Plu-Bureau G, Camilleri-Broet S, Rousset P, Regnard JF, Gompel A. Hum Reprod. 2011 Sep;26(9):2322-9

Thoracic endometriosis: A difficult diagnosis. Hagnere P, Deswarte S, Leleu O. Rev Mal Respir. 2011 Sep;28(7):908-12 

Thoracic endometriosis and catamenial pneumothorax. Legras A, Alifano M, Rev Mal Respir. 2011 Sep;28(7):852-3

Efficacy of long-term gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogue therapy to prevent recurrent catamenial pneumothorax: a case report. Yazdanian Masouleh D, Fuggetta E, Resta S, Imperiale L, Panici PB, Porpora MG, Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2011 Sep;158(1):111-2

Recurring pneumothorax due to traumatic rupture of the diaphragm. Lehnert P, Christensen M, Ravn J, Ugeskr Laeger. 2011 Aug 22;173(34):2050-1 

Catamenial pneumothorax due to diaphragmatic endometriosis confirmed by histological examination: report of a case. Segawa M, Touge M, Kusajima Y. Saito K. Kyobu Geka. 2011 May;64(5):430-3 

Recurrent pneumothorax diagnosed as catamenial after videothoracoscopic examination of the pleural cavity. Baysungur V, Tezel C, Okur E, Yilmaz B. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2011 Apr;21(2):e81-3

Catamenially recurring pneumothorax with partial liver herniation: a particular view. Sanna S, Taurchini M, Monteverde M, Agnoletti V, Casoni GL. Respiration. 2011;82(5):476-7 

Diaphragmatic patch: a useful adjunct in surgical treatment of recurrent catamenial hemothorax. Rev Port Pneumol 2011;17(6):278-280 

Catamenial pneumothorax, clinical manifestations-a multidisciplinary challenge. Majak P, Langebrekke A, Hagen OM, Qvigstad E. Pneumonol Alergol Pol. 2011;79(5):347-50

Endometriosis-related spontaneous diaphragmatic rupture. Triponez F, Alifano M, Bobbio A, Regnard JF. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2010;11:485-87 

Catamenial pneumothorax: report of a case. Hokka D, Yoshikawa K, Morimoto M, Kamimura R, Tane K, Hoshida Y. Kyobu Geka. 2010 Dec;63(13):1181-3

Surgical treatment of catamenial pneumothorax. Muramatsu T, Shimamura M, Furuichi M, Nishii T, Ishimoto S, Morooka H, Yagasaki C, Ohmori K, Shiono M. Asian J Surg. 2010 Oct;33(4):199-202

Gynecologic evaluation of catamenial pneumothorax associated with endometriosis. Kumakiri J, Kumakiri Y, Miyamoto H, Kikuchi I, Arakawa A, Kitade M, Takeda S. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2010 Sep-Oct;17(5):593-9

Catamenial pneumothorax. Alifano M, Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2010 Jul;16(4):381-6 

Unusual presentation of catamenial pneumothorax. Pryshchepau M, Gossot D, Magdeleinat P.  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2010 May;37(5):1221. Epub 2009 Dec 23 

Catamenial pneumothrox with diaphragmatic lacerations. Ngabou UD, Schilling T, Boddaert G Grand B, Potet J, Arigon JP, Baccialone J, Pons F, Rev Pneumol Clin. 2010 Sep;66(4):272-5 

Catamenial pneumothorax; report of a case. Sugisawa C, Inaba H, Suzuki K, Hoshino Y, Shintani T, Shiraishi K, Nakayama T, Nishiumi T, Mori S, Isobe K. Kyobu Geka. 2010 Feb;63(2):152-5. Japanese 

Coexistence of catamenial pneumothorax and catamenial hemoptysis in a patient with pulmonary hemangiomatosis-like foci: a case report. Saito T, Maniwa T, Kaneda H, Minami K, Sakaida N, Uemura Y, Okamura A, Saito Y. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Feb;139(2):e14-6. Epub 2008 Oct 10

Pneumothorax in a young woman: think about catamenial pneumothorax. Radji M, Bride TM. Ann Fr Anesth Reanim. 2009 Nov;28(11):994-5. Epub 2009 Nov 5. French

Repeated catamenial pneumothorax with pleural and diaphragmatic endometriosis; report of a case. Tamaki M, Yoshizawa K, Okumura K, Miura K. Kyobu Geka. 2009 Nov;62(12):1093-6. Japanese

Catamenial pneumothorax with breast cancer treated successfully by goserelin acetate. Matsuura M, Fujiwara T, Kataoka K, Itoh M, Ohtani S, Higaki K, Senoo N. Kyobu Geka. 2009 Oct;62(11):1015-8. Japanese

Endometriosis of the diaphragm: four cases treated with a combination of laparoscopy and thoracoscopy. Nezhat C, Nicoll LM, Bhagan L, Huang JQ, Bosev D, Hajhosseini B, Beygui RE. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2009 Sep-Oct;16(5):573-80

Thoracic endometriosis: an unusual cause of hemothorax. El Ghazal R, Fabian T, Ahmed ZA, Moritz ED. Conn Med. 2009 Sep;73(8):453-6

A case of catamenial pneumothorax with diaphragmatic fenestrations. Makhija Z, Marrinan M. J Emerg Med. 2009 Aug 12

Treatment of catamenial pneumothorax with diaphragmatic defects. Sánchez-Lorente D, Gómez-Caro A, García Reina S, Maria Gimferrer J. Arch Bronconeumol. 2009 Aug;45(8):414-5; author reply 415-6. Epub 2009 Apr 29. Spanish

Catamenial pneumothorax: a rare manifestation of endometriosis. Linchevs'kyi OV, Makarov AV, Het'man VH. Klin Khir. 2009 Mar;(3):39-41. Ukrainian 

Surgical treatment of catamenial pneumothorax: a single centre experience. Ciriaco P, Negri G, Libretti L, Carretta A, Melloni G, Casiraghi M, Bandiera A, Zannini P. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2009 Mar;8(3):349-52. Epub 2008 Dec 16 

Pneumoperitoneum associated with catamenial pneumothorax in women with thoracic endometriosis. Jablonski C, Alifano M, Regnard JF, Gompel A. Fertil Steril. 2009 Mar;91(3):930.e19-22. Epub 2008 Nov 1

Diaphragmatic fenestrations in catamenial pneumothorax: a management strategy. Rafay M, El-Bawab H, Kurdi W, Al Kattan K. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2009 Jan;17(1):70-2

Catamenial pneumothorax with umbilical and diaphragmatic endometriosis: a case report and review of the literature. Arunthari V, Sevin BU, placeKrishna M, Johnson MM. South Med J. 2008 Oct;101(10):1043-5 

Pneumothorax in women and thoracic endometriosis. Alifano M, Camilleri-Broët S. Rev Mal Respir. 2008 Oct;25(8):966-72. Review. French 

An advanced flexible laparoscope with wide optic angle for observing diaphragmatic lesions associated with catamenial pneumothorax. Kumakiri J, Takeuchi H, Miyamoto H, Shimanuki H, Kobayashi Y, Kuroda K. Fertil Steril. 2008 Oct;90(4):1200.e11-4. Epub 2007 Dec 26 

Catamenial pneumothorax. Mikroulis DA, Didilis VN, Konstantinou F, Vretzakis GH, Bougioukas GI. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Sep;56(6):374-5

Pneumothorax. Noppen M, De Keukeleire T. Respiration. 2008;76(2):121-7. Epub 2008 Jun 26

An unusual case of catamenial pneumothorax. Garg V, McKenzie Gray B. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2008 Apr;28(3):354-5

Catamenial pneumothorax: a gynaecologist’s view point. Mukhopadhyay A, Solomonsz FA. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2008 Apr;28(3):356-7

Catamenial pneumothorax: a case report and review of the literature. Papafragaki D, Concannon L. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2008 Apr;17(3):367-72. Review 

A case of catamenial pneumothorax. Niwa H, Kobayashi R, Hiramatsu T. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2008 Feb;18(1):112-3

Value of cancer antigen 125 for diagnosis of pleural endometriosis in females with recurrent pneumothorax. Bagan P, Berna P, Assouad J, Hupertan V, LePimpec Barthes F, Riquet M. Eur Respir J. 2008; Jan 31(1):140-2

Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax. Rivas de Andres JJ, Jimenez Lopez MF, Lopez-Rado LM, Perez Trullen A, Torres Lanzas J. J. Arch Bronconeumol. 2008;44(8):437-48

Thoracic endometriosis. Nunes H, Bagan P, Kambouchner M, Martinod E. Rev Mal Respir. 2007; Dec 24(10):1329-40

Catamenial pneumothorax: a case report and review of the literature. Pappalardo E, Laungani A, Durieux R, Dekoster G, Limet R. Acta Chir Belg. 2007; Nov-Dec 107(6):695-6 

Catamenial pneumothorax. Andrade-Alegre R, Gonzalez W. J Am Coll Surg. 2007; Nov 205(5):724. Epub 2007 Aug 8 

Catamenial and noncatamenial, endometriosis-related or nonendometriosis-related pneumothorax referred for surgery. Alifano M, Jablonski C, Kadiri H, Falcoz P, Gompel A, Camilleri-Broet S, Regnard JF. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2007; Nov 15; 176(10):1048-53 

Asymmetry in distribution of diaphragmatic endometriotic lesions: evidence in favour of the menstrual reflux theory. Human Reproduction. 2007;22(9):2359-67 

Catamenial pneumothorax: a case report. Kolan C, Massin Y, Giner C, Broux R, Emonts P, Bustin F. Rev Med Liege. 2007; Jul-Aug 62(7-8):487-91

Catamenial hemoptysis and pneumothorax in a patient with cystic fibrosis. Parker CM,  Nolan R, Lougheed MD. Can Respir J. 2007; Jul-Aug 14(5):295-7 

Imaging findings in catamenial pneumothorax. Ciudad MJ, Santamaria N, Bustos A, Ferreiros J, Cabeza B, Gomez A. Radiologia. 2007; Jul-Aug 49(4):263-7

Diaphragmatic laceration, partial liver herniation and catamenial pneumothorax. Bobbio A, Carbognani P, Ampollini L, Rusca M. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2007; Jun 15(3):249-51

Long-term personalized GnRH agonist therapy without estrogen supplementation for recurrent endometriotic catamenial pneumothorax - a case report. Tanaka T. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2007; 34(3):179-81

MRI features of pleural endometriosis after catamenial haemothorax. Picozzi G, Beccani D, Innocenti F, Grazzini M, Mascalchi M. Thorax. 2007;62:744

Difficult management of recurrent catamenial pneumothorax. Oger P, Alifano M, Regnard JF, Gompel A. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2006; Dec 22(12):713-5

Chronic shoulder pain and diaphragmatic endometriosis. Rheumatology (Oxford). Freeston JE, Green MJ, King DG, Iveson JMI. 2006 Dec;45(12):1533

Catamenial pneumothorax. Sakurai H, Hada M, Chiba S. Kyobu Geka. 2006; Nov 59(12):1062-8

Catamenial pneumothorax: surgical repair of the diaphragm and hormone treatment. Leong AC, Coonar AS, Lang-Lazdunski L. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2006; Oct 88(6):547-9

Magnetic resonance images of diaphragmatic endometriosis treated by polyglactin mesh. Bagan P, Le Pimpec-Barthes F, Martinod E, Brauner M, Azorin JF, Riquet M. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006;81:373 

Life-threatening endometriosis-related hemopneumothorax. Morcos M, Alifano M, Gompel A, Regnard JF. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006; Aug 82(2):726-9

Catamenial pneumothorax. Maskey-Warzechowska M, Warzechowski S. Ginekol Pol. 2006; Jul 77(7):566-70

Left-side catamenial pneumothorax with endometrial tissue on the visceral pleura. Suzuki S, Yasuda K, Matsumura Y, Kondo T. Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006; May 54(5):225-7 

Thoracic endometriosis: current knowledge. Alifano M, Trisolini R, Cancellieri A, Regnard JF. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006; Feb 81(2):761-9 

Spontaneous pneumothorax. Vodicka J, Spidlen V, Cas Lek Cesk. 2006;145(8):611-5 

A very rare entity: catamenial pneumothorax. Poyraz AS, Kilic D, Hatipoglu A, Demirhan BA. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2005; Sep 13(3):271-3 

Catamenial pneumothorax in a pregnant patient. Yoshioka H, Fukui T, Mori S, Usami N, Nagasaka T, Yokoi K. Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005; May 53(5):280-2 

Catamenial pneumothorax. Peikert T, Gillespie DJ, Cassivi SD. Mayo Clin Proc. 2005; May 80(5):677-80

Catamenial pneumothorax: optimal hormonal and surgical management. Marshall MB, Ahmed Z, Kucharczuk JC, Kaiser LR, Shrager JB. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2005; Apr 27(4):662-6 

Five cases of female pneumothorax with endometriosis of the blebs. Hiraoka N, Odama S, Unoura K, Takano S, Taniai S, Shirai T, Kimura Y, Yoshizawa Y. Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi. 2005; Jan 43(1):53-8

Catamenial pneumothorax: a case report. Hausdorf K, Hausdorf J. MMW Fortschr Med. 2004; May 6 146(19):53-5

Catamenial pneumothorax and other thoracic manifestations of endometriosis. Johnson MM. Clin Chest Med. 2004; Jun 25(2):311-319

Catamenial pneumothorax revisited: clinical approach and systematic review of the literature. Korom S, Canyurt H, Missbach A, Schneiter D, Kurrer MO, Haller U, Keller PJ, Furrer M, Weder W. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004; Oct 128(4):502-508

A case of catamenial pneumothorax due to diaphragmatic endometriosis confirmed by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. Sakamoto S, Kishi K, Homma S, Kawabata M, Tsuboi E, Narui K, Nakatani T, Kono T, Motoi N, Nakata K, Yoshimura K. Nihon Kodyuki Gaddai Zasshi. 2003; Dec 41(12):911-6 

Extraperitoneal endometriosis with catamenial pneumothoraces- review of the literature. Roberts LM, Redan J, Reich H. JSLS. 2003; Oct-Dec 7(4):371-375 

Catamenial pneumothorax caused by endometriosis in the visceral pleura. Sakamoto K, Ohmori T, Takei H. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003; Jul 76(1):290-291

Catamenial pneumothorax due to diaphragmatic endometriosis; report of a surgical case. Hasumi T, Yamanaka S, Yamanaka H, Suda H. Kyobu Geka. 2003; Jun 56(6):513-5 

Catamenial pneumothorax in a young patient diagnosed by thoracoscopic surgery: a report of a case. Ishikawa N, Takizawa M, Yachi T, Hiranuma C, Sato H. Kyobu Geka. 2003 Apr;56(4):336-9

Catamenial pneumothorax: retrospective study of surgical treatment. Bagan P, Barthes FL, Assouad J, Souilamas R, Riquet M. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003; Feb 75(2):378-381

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Recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax associated with menstrual cycle: report of three cases of catamenial pneumothorax. Choong CK, Smith MD, Haydock DA. ANZ J Surg. 2002; Sep 72(9):678-679

Catamenial hemoptysis and pulmonary endometriosis: a case report. Yu Z, Fleischman JK, Rahman HM, Mesia AF, Rosner F. Mt Sinai J Med. 2002; Sep  69(4):261-263 

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Nonsurgical treatment of a catamenial pneumothorax with a Gn-RH analogue. Akal M, Kara M. Respiration. 2002; 69(3):275-276 

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Visualization of diaphragmatic fenestration associated with catamenial pneumothorax. Cowl CT, Dunn WF, Deschamps C. Ann Thorac Surg. 1999; Oct 68(4):1413-1414 

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Thoracic endometriosis recurrence following hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and successful treatment with talc pleurodesis. Joseph J, Reed CE, Sahn SA. Chest. 1994 Dec;106:1894-96

Leuprolide acetate treatment of catamenial pneumothorax. Garris PD, Whitman GF, Sokol MS, Plouffe L, Kelly K. Fertil Steril. 1994 Jan;61(1):173-74

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Right-sided hemothorax and recurrent abdominal pain in a 34-year-old woman. Shepard MK, Mancini MC, Campbell GD, George R. Chest. 1993; April 103(4):1239-1240

Catamenial pneumothorax: report of a case and review of the Japanese and non-Japanese literature. Shiraishi T. Thorac Cardiovasc Surgeon. 1991; Oct 39(5):304-307 

Recurring catamenial pneumothorax treated wtih a Gn-RH analogue. Slabbynck H, Laureys M, Impens N, De Vroey P, Schandevyl W. Chest. 1991; Sep 100(3):851 

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Catamenial pneumothorax: the roles of diaphragmatic defects and endometriosis. Slasky BS, Siewers RD, Lecky JW, Zajko A, Burkholder JA. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1982; April 138:639-643

Catamenial pneumothorax in sisters. Hinson JM, Brigham KL, Daniell J. Chest. 1981;  Nov 80(5):634-635 

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Catamenial pneumothorax associated with endometriosis of the diaphragm. Yamazaki S, Ogawa J, Koide S, Shohzu A, Osamura Y. Chest. 1980 Jan;77(1):107-109

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