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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

1413 K Street, NW

4th Floor

Washington, DC 20005

USA

Tel: (202)682-2640

Fax: (202)682-2648

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

Email: ODORWH-research@mail.nih.gov

Internet: http://orwh.od.nih.gov/



Endometriosis Research Center

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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Last Updated:  2/14/2012

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