Catamenial Pneumothorax

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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General Discussion

Catamenial pneumothorax is an extremely rare condition that affects women. Pneumothorax is the medical term for a collapsed lung, a condition in which air or gas is trapped in the space surrounding the lungs causing the lungs to collapse. Women with catamenial pneumothorax have recurrent episodes of pneumothorax that occur within 72 hours before or after the start of menstruation. The exact cause of catamenial pneumothorax is unknown and several theories have been proposed. Some cases are associated with the abnormal develop of endometrial tissue outside of the uterus (endometriosis), although the exact nature of this relationship in these cases is unknown.

Resources

National Women's Health Network
514 10th Street NW
Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20004
USA
Tel: (202)628-7814
Fax: (202)347-1168
Email: nwhn@nwhn.org
Internet: http://www.womenshealthnetwork.org

Endometriosis Association
8585 North 76th Place
Milwaukee, WI 53223
USA
Tel: (414)355-2200
Fax: (414)355-6065
Tel: (800)992-3636
Email: support@endometriosisassn.org
Internet: http://www.endometriosisassn.org

NIH/Office of Research on Women's Health
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Suite 400
Bethesda, MD 20892-5484
Tel: (301)402-1770
Fax: (301)402-1798
Internet: http://www.4.od.nih.gov/orwh

Endometriosis Research Center & Women's Hospital
630 Ibis Drive
Delray Beach, FL 33444-1928
Tel: (561)274-7442
Fax: (561)274-0931
Tel: (800)239-7280
Email: exec-comm@endocenter.org
Internet: http://www.endocenter.org

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