Endometriosis of the lung: report of a case and literature review.

Research paper by Haidong H Huang, Chen C Li, Paul P Zarogoulidis, Kaid K Darwiche, Nikolaos N Machairiotis, Lixin L Yang, Michael M Simoff, Eduardo E Celis, Tiejun T Zhao, Konstantinos K Zarogoulidis, Nikolaos N Katsikogiannis, Wolfgang W Hohenforst-Schmidt, Qiang Q Li

Indexed on: 03 May '13Published on: 03 May '13Published in: European journal of medical research


This paper reports a case of endometriosis of the lung in a 29-year-old woman with long-term periodic catamenial hemoptysis. A chest computed tomography image obtained during menstruation revealed a radiographic opaque lesion in the lingular segment of the left superior lobe. During bronchoscopy, bleeding in the mucosa of the distal bronchus of the lingular segment of the left superior lobe was observed. Histopathology subsequent to an exploratory thoracotomy confirmed the diagnosis of endometriosis of the left lung. The 2-year follow-up after lingular lobectomy of the left superior lobe showed no recurrence or complications.