Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsRespiratory Diseases · 1 decade ago

Why doesn't the American Lung Association recognize Catamenial Pneumothorax as a rare lung disease?

Question stimulated by the book "Living With Lung and Colon Endometriosis: Catamenial Pneumothorax by Glynis D. Wallace.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Catamenial pneumothorax is a condition of collapsed lung occurring in conjunction with menstrual periods (catamenial refers to menstruation), believed to be caused primarily by endometriosis of the pleura (the membrane surrounding the lung). Catamenial Pneumothorax is the most common form of thoracic endometriosis syndrome, which also includes catamenial hemothorax, catamenial hemoptysis and endometriosis lung nodules, as well as some exceptional presentations.

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  • 4 years ago

    TexasSweetie - no favor for "goofus" comments and call calling. Endometriosis is, by its very nature, the presence of ectopic endometrial glands and stroma implanted elsewhere, consisting of contained in the pleural hollow area. Endometriosis contained in the diaphragm section can and DOES reason a lady's lung to interrupt down for the duration of her menses, era (no pun meant). that is a nicely documented manifestation of the affliction and takes position extra many times than you may want to imagine.

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