Catamenial pneumothorax: Evaluation by fiberoptic pleuroscopy

W. R. Furman, K. P. Wang, W. R. Summer, P. B. Terry

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A patient with catamenial pneumothorax and pelvic endometriosis underwent pleuroscopic examination with the flexible bronchoscope. For the first time, using this technique, diaphragmatic defects were observed, and the passage of air through them from the peritoneum to the thoracic cavity was documented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-140
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Review of Respiratory Disease
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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