Visualization of diaphragmatic fenestration associated with catamenial pneumothorax

Clayton T. Cowl, William F. Dunn, Claude Deschamps

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Catamenial pneumothorax is a rare entity of unknown etiology characterized by recurrent accumulation of air in the thoracic space during or preceding menstruation. We documented the presence of a diaphragmatic fenestration during thoracoscopy, lending support for hypotheses involving diaphragmatic defects as possible avenues of air collection in the thorax.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1413-1414
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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