Clin Surg | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Recurrent Catamenial Pneumothorax after Failed Doxycycline Pleurodesis

Anthony McCloud1 and Osita Onugha2*

1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Pomona, USA
2Department of Thoracic Surgery Providence St. John’s Health Center, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, USA

*Correspondance to: Osita Onugha 

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Catamenial Pneumothorax (CP) is a rare type of Spontaneous Pneumothorax (SP) that affects women, especially those of reproductive age. CP is characterized by thoracic endometrial lesions and diaphragmatic fenestrations leading to pneumothorax and is often in close relationship to a woman’s menses. We report a female of reproductive age that presents with recurrent


McCloud A, Onugha O. Recurrent Catamenial Pneumothorax after Failed Doxycycline Pleurodesis. Clin Surg. 2019; 4: 2531..

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