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ISRN Surgery
Volume 2011, Article ID 837501, 4 pages
Case Report

Recurrent Chest Pain, as a Presenting Sign of Ovarian Endometrioma

1Department of Surgery, Izmir Bozyaka Teaching and Research Hospital, 35540 Izmir, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Izmir Bozyaka Teaching and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aegean Obstetrics and Gynecology Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

Received 28 February 2011; Accepted 6 April 2011

Academic Editor: R. G. Hahn

Copyright © 2011 Mehmet Yildirim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Chest pain is a rare sign of thoracal endometriosis associated with endometrioma of the tubo-ovarian endometrioma. We report the case periodic episodes of chest pain concurrent with menstruation in a 35-year-old female, in which ovarian endometrioma was diagnosed and left-sided oophorectomy was performed. After surgery, patient underwent medical treatment which included a Gn-RH agonist and a combined oral contraceptive. In the follow-up period, there was no evidence of chest pain.