Catamenial hemoptysis treated by video-assisted thoracic surgery: Report of a case

Yuichiro Nakashima, Fumihiro Shoji, Atsushi Osoegawa, Ichiro Yoshino, Yoshihiko Maehara

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A 22-year-old woman presenting with repetitive hemoptysis was clinically diagnosed based on the fact that her symptoms corresponded with her menstruation cycle. Computed tomography revealed a specifically localized opacity in the right middle lobe of the lung at the time of each episode of hemoptysis. Following a right middle lobectomy, which was performed under video thoracoscopy, the symptoms subsided. We also briefly herein review the 73 similar cases with catamenial hemoptysis that have been reported since 1956.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)701-703
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery today
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2011


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  • Surgery

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