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Rare disease
MRI features of pleural endometriosis after catamenial haemothorax
  1. Giulia Picozzi1,
  2. Davide Beccani1,
  3. Florio Innocenti2,
  4. Michela Grazzini2,
  5. Mario Mascalchi2
  1. 1
    Radiodiagnostic Section, Department of Clinical Physiopathology University of Florence, Italy
  2. 2
    Respiratory Unit, Pistoia Hospital, Pistoia, Italy
  1. m.mascalchi{at}dfc.unifi.it

Summary

A 43-year-old multiparous woman with a history of pelvic endometriosis and myocardial infarction presented with acute onset of right hemithorax pain and dyspnoea coinciding with dysmenorrhoeic menstruation. A chest CT confirmed the presence of a right hydropneumothorax which was drained. A video-assisted thoracoscopy was unremarkable but at a subsequent menses, an MRI chest demonstrated a lesion in the right costophrenic angle. The patient underwent a hysterectomy and oophorectomy for treatment of endometriosis. Six months later, she was free of thoracic symptoms and a repeat MRI scan showed resolution of the right pleural abnormality.

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