1 Thoraxkirurgisk Klinik, Hjertecentret Rigshospitalet, Rigshospitalet, The Capital Region of Denmark2 Thoraxanæstesiologisk Klinik, Hjertecentret Rigshospitalet, Rigshospitalet, The Capital Region of Denmark
We present a case where a patient is diagnosed with a traumatic right-sided diaphragmatic rupture ten years after the trauma, after eight incidences of pneumothorax and two thoracoscopic operations. Ten years before the current case, the female patient was the victim of a blunt thoraco-abdominal trauma. In the following years, she had recurrent right-sided pneumothorax and no effect of thoracoscopic surgery. In connection with the third thoracoscopic operation, a right-sided diaphragm lesion was discovered. We believe that part of the syndrome catamenial pneumothorax, where air is thought to pass through the cervix, could explain her condition.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2011, Vol 173, Issue 34, p. 2050-1