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Thoracic endometriosis: rare presentation as a solitary pulmonary nodule with eccentric cavitations
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  1. C-H Lee1,
  2. Y-C Huang1,
  3. S-F Huang2,
  4. Y-K Wu1,
  5. K-T Kuo3
  1. 1
    Department of Internal Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch, Taiwan
  2. 2
    Department of Pathology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch, Taiwan
  3. 3
    Department of Surgery, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr K-T Kuo, Department of Surgery, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch, #289 JianGuo Road, Xiandian City, Taipei County, 23142, Taiwan; doc2738h{at}gmail.com

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A 41-year-old woman who suffered from monthly haemoptysis for >16 years was referred to a chest surgeon due to an abnormal chest radiograph. The haemoptysis usually occurred on the first day of her menses and lasted ∼3 days. She had poliomyelitis during her childhood and underwent two caesarean sections about two decades previously. There was no prior history of dysmenorrhoeal or abnormal vaginal bleeding.

Physical examinations and laboratory investigations were unremarkable. The chest radiograph (fig 1A) showed a right lower lobe nodule. CT scan …

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