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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Aravind Kuchkuntla, M.B.B.S[2], Mohammed Abdelwahed M.D[3]

Overview

A chest X-ray may be done in patients with pulmonary symptoms. On a chest X-ray, chest endometriosis is characterized by small bubbles at the level of the right diaphragm, associated with pneumothorax.

Chest X-Ray

A chest X-ray may be done in patients with pulmonary symptoms. On a chest X-ray, chest endometriosis is characterized by small bubbles at the level of the right diaphragm, associated with pneumothorax. A chest X-ray may show signs of hemothorax.[1]

Catamenial pneumothorax; Yellow marker shows pneumothorax and black shows diaphragmatic defect. (Case courtesy of Dr Yi-Jin Kuok, Radiopaedia.org, rID: 27946)

References

  1. Roth T, Alifano M, Schussler O, Magdaleinat P, Regnard JF (2002). "Catamenial pneumothorax: chest X-ray sign and thoracoscopic treatment". Ann Thorac Surg. 74 (2): 563–5. PMID 12173845.

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