Haidong Huang, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, ChinaFollow
Chen Li, First Automobile Works General Hospital/The Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Jilin UniversityFollow
Paul Zarogoulidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical SchoolFollow
Kaid Darwiche, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, GermanyFollow
Nikolaos Machairiotis, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis, GreeceFollow
Lixin Yang, Changhai Hospital/First Affiliated Hospital of the Second Military Medical UniversityFollow
Michael Simoff, Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Wayne State UniversityFollow
Eduardo Celis, Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Wayne State UniversityFollow
Tiejun Zhao, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Changhai Hospital/First Affiliated Hospital of the Second Military Medical UniversityFollow
Konstantinos Zarogoulidis, Pulmonary Department, ‘G. Papanikolaou’ General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical SchoolFollow
Nikolaos Katsikogiannis, Surgery Department (NHS), University General Hospital of AlexandroupolisFollow
Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt, II Medical Clinic, ‘Coburg’ Clinic, University of WürzburgFollow
Qiang Li, Department of Respiratory Diseases, Changhai Hospital/First Affiliated Hospital of the Second Military Medical UniversityFollow
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.
Circulatory and Respiratory Physiology | Medical Sciences
Huang et al.: Endometriosis of the lung: report of a case and literature review. European Journal of Medical Research 2013 18:13.