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Long-term hormonal treatment for recurrent catamenial pneumothorax

Abstract

Catamenial pneumothorax is a rare complication of endometriosis. Although fatal, no long-term therapies have been revealed to be efficacious in preventing this disorder. This report discusses two cases of catamenial pneumothorax managed with norethindrone acetate over an extended period of time. The patients responded well without recurrence of pneumothorax during treatment. While current therapies are generally used for a six month to one year period, we present a long-term, highly efficacious, and inexpensive treatment for catamenial pneumothorax in patients with endometriosis.

J Endometr Pelvic Pain Disord 2011; 3(3): 174 - 176

Article Type: CASE REPORT

DOI:10.5301/JE.2011.8913

Authors

Ozgul Muneyyirci-Delale, Malini Persad, Hena Tewari, Charles Bowers Jr., Jed Cutler

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  • Muneyyirci-Delale, Ozgul [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY - USA and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY - USA
  • Persad, Malini [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY - USA
  • Tewari, Hena [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY - USA
  • Bowers Jr., Charles [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY - USA
  • Cutler, Jed [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY - USA

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